UPDATE: We have begun renovations and that means we have begun encountering obstacles and delays. At present we expect our space to be ready for the public in June or July. 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—May 31st

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

September 7th—September 9th

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

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Paul Belserene

September 15th—September 16th

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