Open Meditation

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Halifax Shambhala Centre location will be CLOSED until further notice, with exceptions for specific meditations and events.

Online meditation – unless others noted, all meditation sessions, gatherings, and classes are taking place online using Zoom.  Please refer to the programs listing for more information.

In-person meditation (NEW) at the centre with social-distancing, Sunday morning meditation.


Learn to Meditate

All are welcome, whether experienced or new to meditation, and warmly encouraged to attend our public meditations.  This is an opportunity to receive meditation instruction, participate in discussions, and to meet others interested in meditation. 

Each public meditation is led by a time-keeper and is free, open to all.  Meditation instruction is available, as indicated below.

  • Wednesday evening – Learn to Meditation (online) – 7 to 8 pm, online with Zoom
    – Through December 2020, occurs bi-weekly
    More information and schedule
  • Sunday morning meditation (in person) – 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Halifax Centre
    NEW – Recently resumed in-person meditation at the centre, limited to 20 people with social distancing.
    – You may participate in all or part of that. Includes mindfulness-awareness meditation, alternating with brief periods of walking meditation.  Meditation instruction available.
    – Important – registration is recommended, so we know the number of people attending.  Also, only come to the centre if you are feeling well and do bring a mask with you. 
    – For more information and to register, please go to this page.

For more information on other meditation sessions and classes, please refer to the Introduction Programs and Meditations link.

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You are also welcome to participate at other Shambhala meditation groups in the Halifax Regional Municipality and Atlantic Canada.

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