Welcome

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


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Getting Started

There are many ways to learn about Shambhala worldwide and start taking advantage of the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s offerings. More »


Public Meditation Schedule

Public Meditation Schedule

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


Featured Programs and Events (More »)

Way of Shambhala - Contentment in Everyday Life

with Susan McConnell & Cameron Crofton

September 25th—October 23rd

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 - Outrageous and Inscrutable

with Rebecca Hazell

October 3rd—October 5th

The third and fourth dignities, Outrageous and Inscrutable, emphasize fruition and refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior. Prerequisite: Perky. Continue »

Art and Action Society

with Hamish Tucker

October 11th

Open to all, the Art and Action Society is for anyone interested in the topic of meditation, art and social action. Whether you are a poet or write letters to the editor, this is a space for you to gather with others and deepen your creative expression. Continue »

The Three Jewels

with Shastri Maria Stella

October 15th—October 29th

In this three-class course we will explore what it means to take refuge in the three jewels (Buddha, dharma and sangha), and to become a Buddhist. Open to all and recommended for those aiming to take the refuge vow. Continue »


Featured News (More »)

The Buddha Walks into the OfficeBringing Buddhist Wisdom to Work

Wondering what to do with your life, or how to benefit others, or how to turn difficult work situations into opportunities for awakening? Lodro Rinzler’s new book—The Buddha Walks into the Office—might be for you. Continue »