"Imagine what could happen if we all began to feel that we are good, and that society is good—and to have confidence in ourselves that way." —Sakyong Mipham

Happy Earth Day!

On this Earth Day (April 22, 2014) we invite you to take a moment to reflect on the quote in the image below. The quote is from Sakyong Mipham’s book The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure. View more earth-themed dharma quotes (and a selection of other dharma quotes) in the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s Facebook … Continue 


New Offering from Shambhala Archives

The Shambhala Archives recently released “Shunyata,” the video posted below, to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the parinirvana (death of an enlightened being) of Shambhala founder Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and raise funds to support its vital work of preserving materials relating to Trungpa Rinpoche and other prominent teachers. With footage originally shot in Boulder, Colorado … Continue 

Shambhala Meditation App

Free Shambhala Meditation App Just Released

Update (March 3, 2016): Get the latest information about the Shambhala Meditation App on the dedicated website at app.shambhala.org. Shambhala’s first meditation app is now available for free download on iTunes. Here’s the link: Shambhala Meditation App. The Shambhala Meditation App can help you create personalized meditation sessions, get inspiring teachings, and connect with the … Continue 

Shambhala Day Broadcast 2014

Shambhala Day Broadcast 2014

Here is the full video of this year’s Shambhala Day broadcast, recorded at the Boulder (Colorado) Shambhala Center on March 2nd. The live broadcast was viewed by people in 18 countries. The video includes the Shambhala Centre/Group roll call (starting at 04:30), Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s address (starting at 31:36), the Sakyong Wangmo’s address (starting at … Continue 

Shambhala Year in Review 2013

Shambhala Year in Review 2013

This video highlights a selection of notable developments in Shambhala over the last year. It includes clips from major public events hosted by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche—in Chicago, the San Francisco Bay area and London (UK)—on the relevance of the Shambhala teachings in today’s challenging times. To learn more about The Shambhala Principle and its core … Continue 

Shambhala Victoria Profile

Connect on Facebook

Activity on the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s Facebook page is growing fast, and we invite everyone to get involved. The growth is especially strong among people in other countries, both near and far. Currently, the top ten countries represented are (in order): USA Canada Germany Netherlands Australia France Denmark South Africa Greece UK There’s also lots … Continue 

The Meaning of Life

What Makes a ‘Good Life’?

Jonathan Fields, founder of the Good Life Project, asked Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and 28 other change-makers to define a “good life”: What might your typical day be when living a good life? What determines your happiness and fulfillment? Where does your bigger purpose fit in? (You get the idea.) This four-minute video—a montage of their … Continue 

Entire Spiritual Path in One Word

The Entire Spiritual Path in One Word

In this meditation video, Shambhala teacher and New York Times bestselling author Susan Piver offers a word that you could use to sum up the entire spiritual path. Learn more about Susan and her work on her website: susanpiver.com. Be sure not to miss the Open Heart Project area—the archives there contain other recent video … Continue 

Win a Free Retreat

Win a Free Retreat

UPDATE (January 8, 2014): We have a winner! See the announcement in the Win a free retreat post on our Facebook page. Know anyone who’d appreciate an opportunity to attend an introductory weekend meditation retreat free of charge? You? A family member or friend? Or … ? If you share the Victoria Shambhala Centre Facebook … Continue 

Peace on Earth

Season’s Greetings

Best wishes to all as the seasons change and 2013 comes to an end. We may not get snow this winter like what’s pictured in the clickable image below (Shawnigan Lake, 2008), but the sentiment fits as well as ever. Please feel free to share your reflections on the past, aspirations for the future, and/or … Continue