Our new Centre is (still) under construction. We are hoping to reopen in late October at #208-256 W. 7th Avenue. 

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

Meditation on the North Shore - Instruction and Practice

May 28th—December 10th

Meditation instruction and practice Continue »

Way of the Bodhisattva Warrior: Shambhala Mahayana Retreat Weekend (Open to All)

with Acharya Susan Chapman

November 2nd—November 4th - Date postponed or cancelled

The Way of the Bodhisattva Warrior retreat gives an overview and introduction to the profound teachings and practices of Shambhala Mahayana Buddhism. Retreat open to everyone. Continue »

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 »

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshop

November 11th

Sogetsu School of Ikebana Continue »

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Joachim Sehrbrock

November 30th—December 2nd - Date postponed or cancelled

Cultivating the willingness to observe our habitual patterns, moving through fear to fearlessness Continue »