Update:  We received our Occupancy Permit from the City of Vancouver!

We are now open!

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Welcome to Shambhala

The Vancouver Shambhala Centre is a Buddhist meditation center, offering 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.

Upcoming Programs

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshops

October 20th

Ikebana workshops with a senior instructor in the Sogetsu School of flower arrangement. Continue »

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part IV -- Skillful Dragon: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement

October 20th—January 19th (2020)

The spiritual path does not lead to non-activity and withdrawing from the world. This course explores the teachings on Lojong (famous mind-training slogans by Atisha) that invite us to utilize the difficulties and problems we encounter to deepen our path. Continue »

Awakening the Heart: The Path of the Bodhisattva Warrior

with Acharya Susan Chapman

October 22nd—November 26th

This 6-week course s the first of a four-part program that offers a comprehensive introduction to the teachings and practices of Mahayana Buddhism. Open to the Public Continue »