In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Halifax Shambhala Centre location will be CLOSED until further notice.

Online meditation unless others noted, all meditation sessions, gatherings, and classes are taking place online using Zoom.


NoteSee also Ongoing Events – to learn about our ongoing meditations and events in Halifax – and also Regional Programs – to learn about classes and retreats throughout Atlantic Canada. These links are to the right.

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Limitless Ayatanas: An All-Scorpion Seal Course

January 14th—March 11th

The 8-week course consists of 6 recorded talks from the online retreat offered by Boulder Shambhala Center in September and 2 live sessions recorded in October and December Continue »

The Path of Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Robert Gailey

March 3rd—May 5th

This series of talks and guided meditations on Zoom are intended as an introduction to the practice of mindfulness meditation joined with an exploration of themes relevant to our everyday lives. Continue »

The Practice of Taking Refuge

with Kathryn Heckman

March 4th—April 15th

"The Practice of Taking Refuge: Arousing the Motivation for True Freedom from Samsara,"  by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, text will be shared onscreen. Continue »

Feast: Red Jambhala

March 7th—May 9th

Red Jambhala feast for participants having the corresponding empowerment. Continue »

Vajrayogini Feast

March 8th—June 5th

Monthly Vajrayogini Sadhana feast practice, open to Sadhakas who have received the Vajrayogini Abhisheka. Continue »

Sacred People Sacred Earth

March 11th

Interfaith Climate Crisis Day of Action Event Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 13th—April 12th

Monthly Sadhana of Mahamudra for all Continue »

Monthly Stroke Practice, online

with Shastri Mary Campbell

March 16th—April 20th

Monthly Stroke practice for those who are qualified to do this practice. Every third Tuesday at 7:00pm Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II

March 19th—March 21st

In Level 2, we explore how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. We learn how to work with fear and with the obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops. Continue »

Chakrasamvara Feast

March 23rd—April 22nd

A feast gathering for Chakrasamvara practitioners. Continue »

Atlantic Regional Full Moon Sadhana of Kindness

March 28th—April 26th

Group Practice of the Sadhana of Kindness is open to all Continue »

Werma Feast- Online

March 30th—June 29th

Online Werma Feast Practice open to all who have attended Rigden Abhisheka or Kalapa Assembly. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life 2021

with Carolyn Mandelker & Fredo Villemure

April 8th—May 6th

This introductory class, to be held in-person at the Shambhala Centre, provides an exploration of genuine contentment through the study of foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Kurukulla Feast

April 11th—June 6th

Online feast for those who are authorized for this practice Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

April 16th—April 18th

When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and a vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

May 14th—May 16th

As we trust further in basic goodness and dare to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world as it is. We find that we can extend ourselves to others fully with kindness. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

June 25th—June 27th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »