The renovations of our new Centre – at 256 W. 7th Ave, ste 208 – are now complete. We are awaiting an occupancy permit from the City before we can open to the public.   Stay tuned.

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Welcome to Shambhala

The Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre offers a community grounded in a warm approach to the study and practice of meditation.

We provide instruction in mindfulness-awareness meditation for beginners and experienced practitioners, a diverse variety of evening and weekend programs as well as group meditation sessions. We offer tools to help discover greater compassion, confidence, wisdom and joy in day-to-day life. The Shambhala teachings provide a way to extend personal transformation for the benefit of society as a whole.

Featured Programs

Way of the Bodhisattva Warrior: A Year of Deep Study and Practice of the Shambhala Mahayana

with Acharya Susan Chapman, Shastri Joachim Sehrbrock, Shastri Mariel Gomez, Shastri John Fox

November 2nd—August 24th - Date postponed or cancelled

The Way of the Bodhisattva Warrior provides opportunity for deep study and practice of the Mahayana path. Continue »

Basic Goodness I: Who am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Ginny Evans

January 21st—February 25th - Date postponed or cancelled

We look at our experience of our sense of self and identity. Our sense of "me", drawing from both Buddhist "selflessness" and the Shambhala view of basic goodness. Continue »

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshops

March 10th—May 12th

Ikebana workshops with a senior instructor in Sogetsu School Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mariel Gomez, Zachariah Finley, Shastri John Fox

March 28th—April 25th

A companion course to Shambhala Training Level 4: Awakened Heart. We learn to work with our anxiety, so that we are not blocked by fear. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanimity. Continue »

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshops

April 14th

Ikebana workshops with a senior instructor in Sogetsu School Continue »