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.

In-person meditation (NEW) – at the centre with social-distancing, Sunday morning meditation and any programs listed for ‘Main Shrine Room’


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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Learning to Meditate

September 23rd—December 23rd

Instruction for new meditators on Zoom. A Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor will host a conversation about the path of meditation and offer instruction in the practice. Continue »

Sunday Meditation at HSC

October 4th—December 27th

Weekly sitting practice for new and experienced meditators. Now returning to the Halifax Shamhala Centre Shrine room Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life 2020

with Shastri Robert Gailey

October 29th—November 26th

This introductory class, to be held on Zoom, provides an exploration of genuine contentment through the study of foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

with Shastri Veit Weber

November 15th—October 31st (2021)

Everyone who has had meditation instruction is invited to join in this online group practice of the Shambhala Sadnana. The text will be provided on screen. Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 15th—December 14th

Monthly Sadhana of Mahamudra for all Continue »

Warrior Tuesdays: Stroke Practice - Online

with Shastri Mary Campbell

November 17th—December 15th

Stroke practice for those who are qualified to do this practice. Every third Tuesday at 7:00 pm online. With Shastri Mary Campbell, November 17. Continue »

Chakrasamvara Feast

November 24th—December 24th

A feast gathering for Chakrasamvara practitioners. Continue »

Werma Feast- Online

November 24th—December 29th

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

Atlantic Regional Full Moon Sadhana of Kindness

November 30th—December 30th

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

Vajrayogini Feast

December 10th—February 6th (2021)

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

Shambhala Training Level II

with Shastri Veit Weber & Linda Kreger

December 11th—December 13th

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. This retreat will take place online. Continue »

Kurukulla Feast

December 12th

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

On Zoom ASHE MAHAMUDRA HOLIDAY RETREAT with Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

December 26th—December 31st

This retreat will align traditional mahamudra pith instructions with the wisdom of Ashe and the path of the Four Dignities, using the Ashe Mahamudra text by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

In Person ASHE MAHAMUDRA HOLIDAY RETREAT with Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

December 26th—December 31st