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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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Paul Belserene

April 7th—April 8th

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 »

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshop

April 15th

Sogetsu School of Ikebana 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 »