Our new Centre is under construction. We are hoping to reopen in mid-October 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

Meditation on the North Shore - Instruction and Practice

May 28th—December 3rd

Meditation instruction and practice Continue »

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshop

October 14th

Sogetsu School of Ikebana Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level 1

with Paul Belserene

October 27th—October 28th

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

Basic Goodness I: Who am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Ginny Evans

October 29th—December 3rd

We look at our experience of our sense of self and identity. Our sense of "me", drawing from both Buddhist "selflessness" and the Shambhala view of basic goodness. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Paul Belserene

November 1st—November 29th

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 »