Welcome

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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 Shambhala - Meditation in Everyday Life

with Dede Gaston

February 22nd—March 22nd

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 »

Course on Chanting for Timekeepers/Umdzes

with Dede Gaston & Rebecca Hass Lenz

March 3rd

A course for Timekeepers on Chanting. Open to all Continue »

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level II

with Susan McConnell

March 23rd—March 25th

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

April 12th—May 10th

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 »