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 »)

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level II

with Martin White

May 22nd—May 24th

Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I. Continue »

Way of Shambhala - Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Martin White

June 11th—July 16th

This course asks the question, "Who am I?" and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha-nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Open to all. Continue »

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level III

with Hamish Tucker

June 19th—June 21st

Examining our habitual tendencies, we begin to look at our willingness to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level II. 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 »