Learn to Meditate


At the Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Center, we practice and teach mindfulness-awareness meditation, as it has been taught for over 2500 years. We offer meditation instruction free of charge.

On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, we offer instruction in mindfulness-awareness meditation from authorized instructors in the meditation traditions of Shambhala Buddhism.

Sessions start at 7 pm, and include a brief talk about meditation practice, instruction in sitting meditation and walking meditation, suggestions for setting up an ongoing meditation practice, and several opportunities for questions and discussion. The evening ends about 8:20 - 8:30.  

Typically 20-35 people attend a Learn to Meditate evening.  You are welcome to return anytime for a refresher.

Everybody welcome. No experience or materials necessary.

Tuesday May 12

Tuesday May 26

Tuesday June 9
Tuesday June 23

Tuesday July 14

Tuesday July 28

Tuesday August 11
Tuesday August 25

For other introductory classes see our PROGRAMS page.

For more about how to meditate, visit Shambhala Sun magazine's How to Meditate section.

Learn more about meditation and buddhism at shambhala.org

Read more about meditation and buddhism at shambhalatimes.org

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Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre
3275 Heather Street, Vancouver,  BC V5Z 3K4
Tel. 604 874 8420    Email:

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