The Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre is part of Shambhala International, which includes over 150 centres worldwide dedicated to providing space for meditation, Buddhist studies, contemplative arts and community.

The vision of Shambhala recognizes the basic goodness of all people and seeks to support that goodness in every aspect of daily life.

We welcome you to check out our many programs and classes, and regular Wednesday Night Open House where you can get meditation instruction or just come to sit.
Open House events are free to the public, donations welcome.

New to Shambhala?

Getting Started

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

Public Meditation

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

Annual Winter Retreat - Maintaining Good Heart

with Hamish Tucker & Joyce Rankin

December 28th—January 3rd (2020)

A city weekthun, or week long practice intensive, is a unique opportunity to deepen one’s meditation practice without going far from home. Open to all. Continue »

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

January 18th—January 19th (2020)

The Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training weekends and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Continue »

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

January 31st—February 2nd (2020)

Mahamudra Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

February 3rd—February 9th (2020)

Mahamudra, the “great seal,” is among the most profound streams of teaching and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism Continue »

Centre Spruce up

February 22nd (2020)