The Victoria Shambhala Centre is part of Shambhala, a global network of people dedicated to recognizing the innate goodness of all and revealing that goodness in every area of personal and societal life. Join us in celebrating this journey of discovery.

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Public Meditation Schedule

Public Meditation Schedule

Open House: Wednesdays, 6:45–9pm
Sundays, 9am–12pm
Tuesdays, 7–8pm
Wednesdays, 8–9am | More »

Featured Programs and Events (More »)

Winter Solstice-Children's Day Celebration

December 21st

We welcome everyone to join us in celebrating the winter solstice and children, with a potluck lunch, gift exchange and more. Continue »

Vehicles to Awakening: Weeklong City Retreat

with Shastri Emerita Rebecca Hazell

December 27th—January 2nd (2015)

This retreat will include short talks, discussion groups, contemplative lunches, and plenty of time to let your mind rest. Beginners and seasoned meditators alike are welcome. Continue »

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

January 10th—January 11th (2015)

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Open to all. Continue »

Way of Shambhala - What Is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Shastri Maria Stella, Silas Rosenblatt, John Cowan

January 22nd—March 5th (2015)

This course asks the question, "What is real?" and focuses on a study of the phenomenal world. It emphasizes core Buddhist teachings and is oriented toward experiencing the world as sacred. Open to all. Continue »

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CourageDiversity in Dharma

Different people click with different expressions of dharma. Honoring that reality, there’s a growing collection of images in the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s Facebook Photos area featuring diverse quotes by Shambhala teachers. Continue »