Update Regarding Covid-19

On 22 March, the Province of Nova Scotia declared a state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The emergency order is valid until noon on June 14, 2020. 

We wish for all to remain safe and healthy during this time. Please click on this link for more information on Nova Scotia’s Public Health guidance. 


Welcome to
Milk Lake Shambhala Retreat Centre

Milk Lake is a rural retreat centre nestled in rolling farm country about one hour and 20 minutes southwest of Halifax, in Nova Scotia’s beautiful and scenic South Shore. Three large, well-appointed cabins with full kitchen and bathroom facilities offer quiet seclusion for meditation, study, contemplation, and the arts in a beautiful rural setting. The largest cottage, Buddhalocana, is also ideal for couples who wish to do retreat together.

To schedule a retreat, see the instructions on our Scheduling Your Retreat page.

Please Note: As there are no directors on the land at this time, during this transition period we recommend signing up for retreat if you have done a solitary retreat before. Retreat support is available from a neighbour close by.

For instructions on how pay for your retreat or make a tax-deductible donation to Milk Lake, click here


Those of all spiritual and wisdom lineages are welcome.