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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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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
Sundays, 9am–12pm
Tuesdays, 7–8pm
Wednesdays, 8–9am | More »


Featured Programs and Events (More »)

Way of Shambhala - Meditation in Everyday Life

with Hamish Tucker

November 6th—December 4th

This course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. Mindfulness meditation practice can bring greater stability, strength, and clarity. Open to all. Continue »

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level II

with Martin White

November 7th—November 9th

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 »

The Bodhisattva Path

with Shastri Maria Stella

November 12th—November 26th

In this three-class course we will explore what it means to take the bodhisattva vow and dedicate our life and practice toward complete awakening for the benefit of all beings. Open to all and recommended for those aiming to take the bodhisattva vow. Continue »

Mindful Relationships: Touching Joy and Letting Go

with Acharya Susan Chapman

November 28th—November 29th

In this program we explore the hidden power that comes from knowing how to reconnect with each other both on a one-to-one level and as a community, in circles of trust known as "green zones". Everyone is welcome. Continue »


Featured News (More »)

How to Let GoPema on Oprah!

American-born (Shambhala) Buddhist nun and bestselling author Pema Chodron joined Oprah Winfrey for a conversation about the spiritual journey that aired on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday” show on October 19th. Continue »