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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.

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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 »

Current Programs

Children's Day

December 17th

Annual Winter Retreat: Cultivating a Culture of Kindness

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson & Acharya Susan Chapman

December 27th—January 2nd (2018)

A city weekthun, or week long practice intensive, is a unique opportunity to deepen one’s meditation practice and connect with a culture of kindness. Open to all. Continue »

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I; The Art of Being Human

with Layth Matthews

January 13th—January 14th (2018)

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Open to all. Continue »

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

with Shastri Mark Hazell

January 18th—February 22nd (2018)

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. Prerequisites apply. Continue »