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The Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre is part of Shambhala, a global community of people dedicated to recognizing the basic goodness of all and revealing that goodness in every area of personal and societal life. We welcome you to join us in celebrating this journey of discovery.

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
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Current Programs

Way of the Moon: A Year of Deep Study and Practice of the Shambhala Mahayana

with Acharya Susan Chapman, Shastri Rebecca Hazell, Shastri Mark Hazell

September 25th—November 23rd (2019)

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level II

with Susan McConnell & Tineke Saul

October 26th—October 28th - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Way of Shambhala - Contentment in Everyday Life

with Dede Gaston & Anne Bruce

November 1st—November 29th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Open to all. Continue »

Mahamudra Retreat

with Acharya Susan Chapman

November 12th—November 18th

This popular Mahamudra retreat brings together the Dorje Dradul’s Terma teachings on Ashe with the traditional vipashyana investigations into the nature of mind. Continue »