Wednesday Open House

Open House, hosted every Wednesday night at the Vancouver Shambhala Centre, welcomes newcomers into the community with warmth. 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, and many people in our community make Open House a regular part of their lives.

NOTE: All in-person meetings at the Vancouver Shambhala Centre are cancelled due to the provincial orders for faith-based organizations.  Open House and Meditation Instruction are via Zoom only.

If you would like first-time meditation instruction, please arrive 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, using using Zoom. (You are welcome to arrive late or leave early for this meditation period.)

At 7:30 pm, anyone who would like first-time meditation instruction will move to a Zoom breakout room with an experienced meditation instructor for detailed meditation instructions, with time for questions and discussion. Many people find it helpful to repeat this meditation instruction session.

At 8 pm everyone joins back in the Main Meditation Hall for announcements of upcoming events. Then, please get yourself a cup and tea and join us on Zoom 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.

Once Covid regulations allow in-person meetings, we will limit the number of people inside the Shambhala Centre, and will close the doors once 10-12 participants have arrived. If you are joining us in person, you can optionally register online to ‘reserve’ a space. The online registration link for each session is available on our Monthly Calendar.

 

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.