Our old Centre is gone. Our new Centre is under construction. We will reopen late summer at #208-256 W. 7th Avenue. 

UPDATE: We have posted a full calendar of programs. Please check our program listings and our monthly calendar. 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

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshops

April 8th—June 10th

Sogetsu School of Ikebana Continue »

Meditation in Burnaby

April 19th—July 26th

Mindfulness-Awareness Meditation in Burnaby Continue »

Qigong Levels 1 and 2

with Michael Busby

June 2nd—June 3rd

Cultivate strength of body and calmness and clarity of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi (internal energy). Individuals completing this program are eligible to participate in Qigong Levels 3-4 with Taoist Qigong master Continue »

Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence (Prerequisites Apply)

with Acharya Susan Chapman

June 10th—September 9th

Bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world, even in small ways. Continue »

Refuge Vow (Class and Ceremony)

with Acharya Susan Chapman

June 10th—June 16th

The formal commitment to dedicate oneself wholeheartedly to the Buddhist path. Continue »