is truly feeling oneself as a human being.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

We offer free meditation instruction and sitting practice, as well as a wide variety of classes and retreats in meditation, Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and other contemplative disciplines. Sitting practice is open and available on Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday mornings.  Check the calender for  specific days/times as well as schedule changes.

Shambhala Meditation is based on the premise that the natural state of the mind is calm and clear. It’s a practice that anyone can do. Both cushions and chairs are provided.  Learn to meditate and develop mindfulness awareness by attending one of our many Introductory Programs or Ongoing Offerings.


New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

Katie Baingbridge

Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Featured Programs

Bodhi School 2016

January 3rd—June 5th

Postponed to Sunday February 14th. Bodhi School provides families education in the tradition of Shambhala Buddhism. Parents and children alike are full participants in the program, engaging with Basic Goodness, glimpsing the perfection of our lives in Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Lisa Kraus

January 19th—February 23rd

In this course participants will learn and refine the art of meditation practice, focusing on the experience of peaceful abiding and basic goodness. Continue »

Kado - The Way of Flowers

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

February 12th—February 14th

Discover and cultivate the source of creativity and learn how to express this in flower arranging. Kado is a meditative, contemplative understanding of self, nature, space and perception. Continue »