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

Open House Book Discussion: Sacred Path of the Warrior

with Linda Kreger & Conner Loomis

July 10th—October 9th

Join us for an evening of conversation, meditation, and learning about the Shambhala teachings, Wednesday evenings through the summer. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra New Moon Practice

August 30th—January 22nd (2020)

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 »

Harvest of Peace Community Celebration

September 21st

Shambhala's annual celebration commemorating harvest, generosity, and seasonal bounty. Continue »

Opening the Umbrella: A Conference with Lady Diana Mukpo

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

October 11th—October 12th

Please join us for a conference led by Lady Diana Mukpo, wife of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, with other presenters, young and old, who represent the wisdom of our traditions.  Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Noel McLellan

November 16th

The bodhisattva vow is a deepening commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. If you have taken the vow previously, you are encouraged to attend and/or retake it. Continue »

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