Vancouver Shambhala Centre Finds New Home

The Vancouver Shambhala Centre finds new home despite fast-rising real estate prices. Our former centre director Jerry Chapman has written an account about our remarkable journey and how mission impossible became reality.

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Saturday Morning Meditation

New for the year of the Fire Bird, Vancouver Shambhala Centre is offering public meditation every Saturday morning from 10am – 12 noon. Come as you are; there is no need to sign up. Participation is by donation. For those who have never meditated before we recommend coming first for meditation instruction which is offered Wednesday … Continue 

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Remembering Jason Loewen-Ross

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, our friend and fellow Shambhalian Jason Loewen-Ross succumbed to a massive heart attack. Monday, July 11, a ceremony was held for Jason at the Vancouver Shambhala Centre. The large meditation hall was completely filled with family, friends, and sangha members. During the ceremony among the many who stood to offer … Continue 

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Full Moon Gatherings for members and their families

It is with great pleasure that we announce the beginning of monthly Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana gatherings. Full Moon gatherings are specifically meant for all Shambhala members and their families. We are a society; this is an opportunity for us to meet, practice together and have conversation and food. These gatherings are meant to foster … Continue 

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“The Secret Love Letters of St. Paul”

Wednesday, October 14th, Brian Callahan, a long time Shambhala practitioner will read from his just published novel, The Secret Love Letters of Saint Paul. This special talk and book signing will take the place of the usual Wednesday night Shambhala Open House program. A tale about Basic Goodness and the courage to hold true to … Continue 

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The Ziji Collective – a youthful Shambhala vision

The Ziji Collective is a global network of young people inspired by the Shambhala view of basic goodness, and dedicated to creating a society grounded in that view. They work through practicing meditation, exchanging ideas, and collective action. Empowered by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in Spring 2014, the Ziji Collective held their International Summit 2015 in … Continue 

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Learn To Meditate

Second Tuesday, Fourth Tuesday…Every month, on two tuesdays we offer instruction in mindfulness-awareness meditation from authorized instructors in the meditation traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Sessions start at 7 pm, and include a brief talk about meditation practice, instruction in sitting meditation and walking meditation, suggestions for setting up an ongoing meditation practice, and several opportunities … Continue 

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Open House Cancelled July 1

This year Canada Day, July 1, falls on a Wednesday, and we will be closed. May all find their wakefulness with family, friends, and fireworks.  We also take this opportunity to remind everyone that our Centre closes each year for the month of August, the month when many of us are on retreat or attending … Continue 

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Vancouver Shambhala Centre embraces 2015

The days between the western New Year, ushering in 2015, and the Tibetan New Year, ushering in the year of the Wood Sheep on Shambhala Day (February 19) are exciting ones in Vancouver. We are just settling in to our newly renovated old quarters on Heather St and 17th. We’ve been here for more than … Continue 

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