Welcome

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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Getting Started

See our Getting Started page to learn about who we are and what we offer. Or meet our community and learn to meditate at our weekly Open House, Wednesdays, 6:45–9pm.


Public Meditation Schedule

Public Meditation Schedule

Open House: Wednesdays, 6:45–9pm
Sundays, 9am–12pm
Tuesdays, 7–8pm
Wednesdays, 8–9am
See our Public Meditation Schedule.


Featured Programs and Events (More »)

Way of Shambhala - Meditation in Everyday Life

with Cameron Crofton

September 10th—October 8th

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 »

Living, Dying and the Path of Meditation

with Acharya Richard John

September 25th—September 27th

The cycle of life and death is the most basic expression of reality. We know our lives are temporary, yet in our culture we find ways to avoid this inconvenient truth until the last minute. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

with Acharya Richard John

September 28th

This special gathering and potluck launches our monthly Shambhala Sadhana Gatherings. Open to all Shambhala members and their families. Continue »

Deepening Your Practice and Enriching Your World

with Shastri Maria Stella & Susan McConnell

October 7th—October 21st

This free three-class course is designed for Way of Shambhala students who would like to go further in embodying the confidence of the tiger (the dignity of Meek) in facing the challenges of everyday life. Prerequisites apply. Continue »


Featured News (More »)

Meditation in the City PodcastThe Question of ‘Home’

In the August 28, 2015 episode of the New York Shambhala Center’s podcast, Shastri Ethan Nichtern explores the question of “home.” What is home? What does it mean to feel at home? What does it mean to help others feel at home? Continue »