Programs

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Wednesday Open House

January 4th—December 27th

All are welcome! 7pm: sitting & walking meditation, with meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion. Donations appreciated. Continue »

Exploring Foundational Buddhist Teachings – ONLINE

October 14th—June 8th (2024)

During this nine-month (one live session monthly) in-depth course on foundational Buddhist teachings, Khenpo Gawang will guide participants through his book, Your Mind Is Your Teacher. Continue »

Primordial Stroke: Opening the Heart of Ashe - ONLINE

November 5th—February 4th (2024)

This four-month course (one session each month) led by John Rockwell will help Shambhala practitioners deepen their understanding and experience of Ashe, or “primordial confidence,” and the practice of raising windhorse. Continue »

Meditating with the Body: the Walk of the Elephant

with Lidija Martinovic Rekert

November 15th—December 27th

5:30 pm Wednesdays (drop in before Open House). Lidija Rekert combines meditation with the body with the classical stages of resting the mind meditation. Continue »

Book class: It's Up To You by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

with Geoff Bannoff

November 28th—December 19th

We will spend 4 weeks going through this delightful short dharma book, presented in clear, concise and informal language. Continue »

Private rental

December 14th

Private rental of the VSC Continue »

Nyinthün (all day sitting meditation)

December 17th

Meditate with the community from 10 am - 12:30 pm, and from 2 - 4:30 pm. Sitting and walking meditation. Continue »

Centre Rental

January 1st (2024)

Cenre rental by Siddhartha's Intent Society Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

with Martin Evans

March 1st—March 3rd (2024)

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habit. This second weekend in the Shambhala Training series looks at how to work with habitual patterns. Continue »