Our new Centre is almost ready to open. We are awaiting approval from the City to fully move our things in and open to the public at  #208-256 W. 7th Avenue.  Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Please check our program listings and our monthly calendar.  Check regularly as there is more to come. To get all the latest information, including the official opening date announcements along with news about upcoming courses, meditation opportunities, and events, please sign up for our newsletter.


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 (2019) - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Joachim Sehrbrock

January 5th—January 6th (2019) - Date postponed or cancelled

How meditation practice can help us relax and appreciate ourselves as we are. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level 1

with Paul Belserene

January 12th—January 13th (2019)

Through the practice of meditation we can trust our basic goodness and approach our lives with Joy. Open to everyone. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Paul Belserene

January 17th—February 14th (2019)

A core introductory Way of Shambhala program, delivered in convenient weekend format and introducing the view and practice of meditation as a foundation for leading a sane and healthy life in today's world Continue »

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

with Ginny Evans

January 21st—February 25th (2019)

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 »