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

Thursday Meditation in Burnaby

April 19th—August 23rd

Mindfulness-Awareness Meditation in Burnaby Continue »

Meditation on the North Shore - Instruction and Practice

May 28th—December 3rd

Meditation instruction and practice 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 »

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshop

September 9th

Sogetsu School of Ikebana 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 »