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Immediate Closure of the Centre – November 17th, 2020

To all our dear members, renters, friends and groups: following the CDC edict and Dr. Bonnie Henry’s announcement, the Victoria Shambhala Centre will be closed as of November 17th until clearance from the CDC. This closure is for all community activities, classes, meetings and scheduled group meditation sessions.

Council is hopeful that we can re-open when we are given the ‘all clear’ sign and it will endeavour to offer as many activities on-line as possible like Sunday Morning Sit from 9:45-11:15 am. Please check the calendar and Featured Programs at the bottom of this page to see what else is being offered online.

We hope that everyone will stay safe and sound. Please know that we are still reachable by e-mail, phone or zoom should you need help, support, a chat with a fellow sangha member. These are challenging times and yet we can support one another by way of our commitment to community and to one another.

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 ONLINE Tuesday Open House from 6:30-8:00 pm

Public Meditation

As of November 17th, 2020, the Centre will be closed following CDC and Dr. Bonnie Henry’s announcements. Some meditation and study will continue to be offered online.

Tuesday Open House from 6:30-8:00pm will be offered online from November 24th until CDC restrictions are lifted.

Wednesday Morning Sitting from 9:00 – 10:00am will be offered online from January 20th. There will be sitting from 9:00-9:30 and an opportunity for open conversation (and coffee) from 9:30-10:00am

Sunday Morning Sit from 9:45-11:15am continues on Zoom with a dharma practice or study each week and a Community dharma talk on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

 

Featured Programs

Way of Shambhala: Contentment In Everyday Life

with Hamish Tucker & Tineke Saul

January 21st—February 18th

Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we can learn to relax with ourselves and appreciate our human experiences. Open to all. Continue »

The Art of Being Human

with Mark Hazell & Ginny Evans

January 29th

The Art of Being Human , A Pacific Regional Programme Continue »

Book Study

with Dede Gaston & David Reid

February 18th—March 18th

Join us in a 5-week study of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche's book, IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD: A MONK'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE BARDOS OF LIVING AND DYING. Continue »

Buddhist Studies Course I: Karma and Nidanas-on line

with Layth Matthews & Martin White

March 25th—April 29th

The notion of karma is central to an understanding of Buddhism. What is this energy of habitual patterns we have been developing for so long? Continue »