Interfaith Harmony Halifax – Sacred Spaces

Interfaith Harmony Halifax

Dear Shambhala Community,

Once again this year we are invited to participate in Interfaith Harmony Halifax activities to promote the vision of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, February 1–10. The intention of this worldwide acknowledgement is to spread harmony through promoting “Love of God, the Good, and Love of the Neighbour.”

Meeting with the organizers of this week felt very good, nurturing, and strengthening. Shambhala has many connections and friends in the greater community. It was good to be in a room and feel that many of us are longing for similar things. Themes of peace, kindness, and tolerance arose.

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One of the unique aspects of this week is the opportunity to visit sacred spaces in Halifax to observe, meet, and engage with diverse faith communities. All are welcome to participate in the sacred events. Enjoy hospitality, friendship, and refreshments.  

For a list of the many wonderful communities to visit please go here:http://ihhalifax.ca/home/sacred-spaces

Our contribution this year will be inviting people to our Wednesday Open House Taste of Shambhala 
Instructor / Speaker:
Shastri Mary Campbell
Topic: “Courageous Living” 
Location:
Halifax Shambhala Centre – select here for our location
When:
Wednesday Feb. 6th
   6 pm – vegan soup
   7 pm – meditation instruction, practice, then a talk & discussion

To find a printable poster that lists the Sacred Spaces Events please click here.


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New this year! In addition to the popular Sacred Spaces program, this year Interfaith Harmony Halifax is hosting a series of panel conversations on “The Many Faces of Faith” at 3 public library’s. Each of the public events will feature a panel of 4-5 people that will be made up of religious leaders. 

The panel participants will be asked to share their thoughts on questions related to the role of faith in their lives and communities.  The format will be the same at each of the panels, however each panel will be very unique.  The aspiration is  these events can help to continue to foster meaningful Interfaith dialogue and relationships.

Tuesday, Feb 5  from 7:00-8:30pm seasoned meditator and teacher Kathryn Heckman will be participating on behalf of Shambhala at the Alderney Gate Library Panel which will feature voices from the following communities: Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax, Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, Humanist, Jewish

For a list of the other locations and details visit: http://ihhalifax.ca/home/conversations


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I ask you to consider visiting another sacred space in our community or to show up to meet new people at events where we are involved. To stay in tune with the weeks activities you can also follow Interfaith Harmony Halifax’s Facebook page.

Yours in the vision of love and community,

Michelle
Halifax Shambhala Centre Director

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