Welcome

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

Way of Shambhala - Meditation in Everyday Life

with Dede Gaston & Jordie Allen-Newman

January 23rd—February 20th

The Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. Open to all. Continue »

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

January 31st—February 2nd

Mahamudra, the "great symbol," is among the most profound traditions of vajrayana Buddhism, but it is also an extremely simple and direct way to deepen your meditation practice. Open to All. Continue »

8 Day Mahamudra Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

January 31st—February 8th

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

Way of Shambhala - Level 2 Birth of the Warrior

with Dede Gaston & Susana Mendes Duarte

February 28th—March 1st

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 - Shambhala Training Level I

March 14th—March 15th

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 »