Wednesday Open House-in person & online - 7pm

June 16th—December 29th

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    Room: Main Meditation Hall

    All are welcome.

    Open House, hosted every Wednesday night at the Vancouver Shambhala Centre, is an excellent and reliable way to enter into the practice of mindfulness/awareness meditation and build a regular meditation practice. The evening takes first time meditators through guided instruction which flows into a relevant talk about meditation practice. Experienced meditators are welcome to come and practice meditation together as well. Many people in our community make Open House a regular part of their lives.

    If you would like first-time meditation instruction, please arrive either in-person or on Zoom at 6:55 pm to introduce yourself.

    The evening begins at 7:00 pm with brief meditation instruction, then sitting and walking meditation until 8:00 pm, both in-person and using Zoom. (You are welcome to arrive late or leave early for this meditation period.)

    In-person meditation instruction begins at 7:00 pm in the secondary meditation hall. Many people find it helpful to repeat this meditation instruction session.

    Zoom meditation instruction begins in a Zoom breakout room about 7:25 pm with an experienced meditation instructor for detailed meditation instructions, with time for questions and discussion.

    At 8 pm, there are announcements, then a social period. Please get a cup of tea and join us all for casual conversation.

    At 8:15 there is a dharma talk and discussion. The evening concludes about 9 pm.

    There is no fee for open house, though donations are appreciated. Everything you need is provided; just come as you are.

    In this phase of BC's Reopening Plan, masks are required, as is physical distancing.


    To join us by Zoom, click here
    Or start the Zoom app on your computer, tablet or smartphone, and join
    Meeting ID: 517 279 1759
    Password: 123456

    Helpful tips for Using Zoom for online meditation and classes.

    Donations are appreciated, especially during these uncertain times when we have had to cancel most of our revenue-generating programs


    For more information contact [email protected]