Community

There are no programs at this time

The Halifax Shambhala Centre is home to a wonderfully diverse community who share a genuine connection to contemplative practice and the aspiration to realize a more wakeful, sane society.  “Sangha” is the Sanskrit term for “community of practitioners” – one of the three jewels of Buddhism.

Friends and members of the Shambhala Centre are welcome to attend celebrations, practice events, meetings and gatherings of special interest groups.

The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala view of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.  Programs in Shambhala Buddhist teachings, meditation and other contemplative disciplines are offered as well as free individual meditation instruction.

The Halifax Shambhala community is committed to social engagement – “turning the flower outward” to benefit others.  Members come together in a variety of groups to discuss and work on social issues such as aging, addictions, diversity, health, dying, hospice care, housing, and environmental sustainability.  If you are interested in participating in one of these working groups (or in starting one) please contact the centre for more information.

Please refer to Centre Resources for additional information and ways to participate.

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Below are upcoming community events and activities that you are welcome to participate in!

Community Events

Atlantic Shambhala Community Talk

April 16th—April 30th

A new series of online gatherings for all levels of practitioners including those new to Shambhala. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra New Moon Practice - Online

April 23rd—June 21st

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is open to the entire Shambhala community and is practiced on or near the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Zen Stitching

April 25th—June 20th

Learn the art of visible mending, which borrows techniques from traditional patching and darning to breath new life in your clothes with repairs that strengthen and embellish well loved items. Continue »

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