Wednesday Open House

Open House, hosted every Wednesday night at the Vancouver Shambhala Centre, welcomes newcomers into the community with warmth. The night 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.

The evening begins at 7 pm with an hour of sitting and walking meditation in the main meditation hall.  (You are welcome to arrive late or leave early for this meditation period.)   Concurrently, in the secondary meditation hall, meditation instruction is offered for first-time meditators.

First-time meditation instruction is also offered at 7 pm.  Most people find it helpful to sit in on the meditation instruction a couple of times.

At 8 pm, there is a social period with tea and cookies.  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. There is also no need to register.  Everything you need is provided; just come as you are.