The Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre is part of Shambhala, a global community 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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There are many ways to learn about Shambhala and start taking advantage of the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s offerings. More »

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 »)

Shambhala Art - An Introduction

with Charles Blackhall & Hamish Tucker

April 21st—May 26th

This course will provide an overview of the five-part Shambhala Art program. The purpose of Shambhala Art is to explore the creative process and the product we call art, from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline. Open to all. Continue »

Way of Shambhala - Contentment in Everyday Life

with Cameron Crofton

April 23rd—May 21st

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves. Open to all. Continue »

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

with Layth Matthews

April 25th—April 26th

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 - Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Maria Stella

May 7th—June 4th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Participants will receive practical instructions for discovering trust and magic, even in the midst of challenge. Prerequisite: Fearlessness in Everyday Life. Continue »

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What is Shambhala, Anyway?Lodro Rinzler Demystifies Shambhala

In this video, recorded live in late March, Buddhist author and Shambhala teacher Lodro Rinzler addresses the question, “What is Shambhala, anyway?” He describes three ways of viewing Shambhala. Continue »