Centre Leaders

We encourage you to share your inspiration, questions, suggestions, concerns, or other thoughts with any of the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s leaders, face to face or otherwise. Email messages sent to victoria.shambhala@gmail.com will be forwarded fittingly.

To learn about other aspects of Shambhala governance and leadership see Introduction to Shambhala Governance and posts tagged leadership on our News Blog. Members, see also Leadership Resources Now Easier to Find.

Primary Leaders


Silas Rose
Centre Director, Teacher, Meditation Instructor (MI)
director@victoria.shambhala.org


Mark HazellMark Hazell
Shastri (Senior Teacher; see the Shambhala Lineage page), MI
markhazell45@gmail.com



Joel Kroeker
Practice and Education
joelkroeker@hotmail.com


Rebecca Hazell
Shastri (Senior Teacher; see the Shambhala Lineage page), MI
Becky.Hazell@hotmail.com


Other Key Leaders

meditation instructorsMike Lenz
Chagdzö (Bursar)
mikemlenz@gmail.com


John CowanJohn Cowan
Societal Health and Well-Being Director, Meditation Instructor/Coordinator
mmadventures@shaw.ca


Gord ShipwayGord Shipway
Shambhala Database Administrator
shipway73@gmail.com


Gerrit GoskerGerrit Gosker
Head of Centre Design and Building Management
gerritgosker@hotmail.com


Paul Bailey
Practice and Education Support
pauldeb1@telus.net


meditation instructorsMeditation Instructors
(See our Meditation Instructors list)


Hamish Tucker
Hamish Tucker
Past Centre Director
hamish_tucker@hotmail.com


Susan McConnell

Susan McConnell
Care and Conduct Dekyong, Membership Director
mailto:bodhithaye@gmail.com