Programs

View upcoming programs in Vancouver’s  Monthly Calendar.

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 15th—December 29th

An open practice meant for our particular time as a means of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and the world. Continue »

Vajrayogini feast

October 23rd—February 18th

Monthly practice for those who have received the Vajrayogini abhisheka in our tradition. Continue »

Council Meeting

November 18th—December 21st

Council meets on the third Monday of each month (except holidays). Members are welcome to attend and observe as guests. Continue »

Maitri Bhavana: A Loving Kindness Practice for Those Who Are Suffering

December 8th—December 6th

Maitri Bhavana meditation practice cultivates compassion by being willing to take on the sense of suffering of others, acknowledging our deep interconnectedness. Continue »

The Path of Mahamudra, as taught by The Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

with Acharya Susan Chapman & Martin Evans

January 2nd—February 6th

Exploration of Trungpa Rinpoche's Mahamudra teachings, presented by Martin Evans and Susan Chapman. Open to all Shambhala trantrikas. Continue »

Excellent At The Beginning class

with Ron Hilburn

January 3rd—January 31st

5 week class based on Khenpo Karthar presentation of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, in book Excellent at the Beginning. Of interest to new and seasoned meditators Continue »

Sitting meditation 2pm-4pm

January 5th—February 9th

Public sitting meditation, part of the Profound Treasury afternoon program. Continue »

Profound Treasury Vol. 1 reading and discussion

with Cathryn Stein Abato

January 5th—February 9th

Kate Abato will host afternoons of sitting meditation, with a reading from the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Vol. 1, followed by discussion. Continue »

Awakening the Heart II: The Joyful Snow Lion and The Paramitas

with Acharya Susan Chapman

January 7th—February 4th

This drop-in course is the second of a four-part program that offers a comprehensive introduction to the teachings and practices of Mahayana Buddhism. Open to the Public Continue »

Momo-making workshop

with Cathryn Stein Abato

February 1st

Learn to make Tibetan momos (dumplings) served on Shambhala Day. Continue »

Five mornings of sitting meditation

with Geoff Bannoff

February 4th—February 8th

Five mornings of sitting and walking meditation.  A brief practical talk on meditation practice daily, mid-morning. Continue »

Buddhadharma Without Credentials

with Ron Greenberg & Joan Cawsey

February 13th—March 12th

This series of five classes based on early talks given by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche will interest new meditators as well as experienced practitioners. Continue »

Climate Crisis Conversations

with Acharya Susan Chapman

February 22nd

You are very welcome to join us on the last day of the 'earth dog year' for hosted conversation, meditation and a ritual for restoring our relationship to the elements of the natural world. Continue »

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshops

March 8th

Ikebana workshops with a senior instructor in Sogetsu School Continue »

Milarepa Day

March 8th

Milarepa Day is a celebration of the Kagyu lineage. It is marked each year on the anniversary of Milarepa's parinirvana (day of his passing) by reading aloud The Rain of Wisdom -- a collection of songs of realization of Kagyu meditation masters. Continue »

Jizo and White Tara Retreat

with Acharya Susan Chapman

March 21st—March 22nd

This weekend retreat is primarily for mothers and/or fathers who have suffered the loss of a newborn or unborn child in pregnancy, through miscarriage or abortion, or of a baby in the first months of life. Continue »

Shambhala Training - The Art of Being Human

with Geoff Bannoff

March 28th—March 29th

The first in a series of contemplative workshops for both beginner and experienced meditators. We explore the profound practice of sitting meditation with an attitude of trust in our basic nature. Continue »

Celebration of the Life and Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

April 4th

April 4 is the anniversary of the passing of the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Druk Sakyong, ― meditation master and founder of Shambhala. Continue »

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshops

April 19th

Ikebana workshops with a senior instructor in Sogetsu School Continue »