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

COVID-19 - Update on Shambhala Centre Closure

February 14th—April 30th

To help with public health efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Shambhala Centre will be closed for at least three weeks, starting April 30th. Continue »

Wednesday Open House Online

April 1st—April 29th

Join us online Wednesday evenings for open meditation, meditation instruction and a dharma talk. All are welcome, Continue »

Circle Of Care OnLine

April 3rd—May 1st

To help members connect and support each other, the Circle of Care group will host online gatherings for people to connect through Zoom on Fridays at 4:00pm – 5:00pm from April 3 through May 1st. Continue »

Sunday Morning Sitting Online

April 5th—April 19th

Join us for meditation and Maitri practice in an online format. Open to everyone, Just click on the link below to join the online meeting from your device. Continue »