We passed our final City inspection, and will have our Occupancy Permit once the paperwork is complete!  We expect to be open to the public within 1-2 weeks.  Stay tuned.

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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.

Featured Programs

Harvest of Peace

September 28th

You are warmly invited to join your local community for a Harvest of Peace Gathering. Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm Continue »

Awakening the Heart: the path of the Bodhisattva Warrior

with Acharya Susan Chapman

October 15th—November 19th

This is the first of a four-part program that offers a comprehensive introduction to the teachings and practices of Mahayana Buddhism. Open to the public; with a special invitation to those who have completed Shambhala Training Level 5, who have taken th Continue »

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshops

October 20th

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

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshops

November 17th

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