Programs

COVID-19 - Update on Shambhala Centre Closure

January 1st—March 31st

To help with public health efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Shambhala Centre will be closed until further notice. Meanwhile, join us for ongoing online programs and events. Continue »

Online Meditation Session - Tuesday Evenings

March 17th—June 1st

Join us for an online guided meditation session offered on these Tuesdays while the Shambhala Centre is closed due to the virus pandemic. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Online Meditation Session - Wednesday Evenings

March 18th—June 9th

Join us for an online guided meditation session offered on these Wednesdays while the Shambhala Centre is closed due to the virus pandemic. All welcome. Continue »

Social Meditation - Online Fridays

March 20th—May 28th

A little bit different from our usual meditation sessions, Social Meditation is offered Friday evenings at 7:00pm. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Online Meditation Session - Thursday Mornings

April 2nd—June 3rd

Join us for an online guided meditation session offered on Thursdays while the Shambhala Centre is closed due to the virus pandemic. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Refuge Recovery - Online

April 7th—June 1st

A Buddhist-inspired path to recovery and a community that uses the practices and principles of meditation, mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, kindness, and generosity to heal the suffering addiction has caused us as well as our loved ones. Continue »

Online Meditation Session - Friday Evenings

September 18th—June 4th

Join us for an online guided meditation session offered on these Fridays while the Shambhala Centre is closed due to the virus pandemic. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Learn to Meditate - Online

with Donald Eckler

October 3rd—December 4th

This online program introduces beginners, and those wanting a refresher, to the practice of meditation. Everyone welcome Continue »

Comfortable with Uncertainty - Pema Chödron Reading Circle

November 11th—May 26th

Join us on all or any of these Wednesday evenings at 7:45pm for a reading circle on "Comfortable With Uncertainty," by Pema Chödron. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Being Contemplative: Ordinary Magic Liberation - Saturdays

with John McQuade

January 9th—February 6th

Join us for this online course exploring Haiku and the contemplative arts as a way of liberation. Runs five consecutive Saturdays. THIS CLASS IS FULL Continue »

Being Contemplative: Ordinary Magic Liberation - Mondays

with John McQuade

January 11th—February 8th

Join us for this online course exploring Haiku and the contemplative arts as a way of liberation. Runs for five consecutive Monday evenings. Continue »

Home-based Retreat: Being Human in a Time of Disruption – Shambhala Training, Level 1

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 22nd—January 23rd

Join this at-home retreat exploring the view that human beings are fundamentally awake, resilient and compassionate. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Social Presencing Theatre - Online

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

January 24th

Acharya Arawana Hayashi brings her teaching for a weekend of exploring mind, body, group relationships, and meditation. Everyone welcome Continue »

Dön Season

February 1st—February 10th

In the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, the ten-day period leading up to the Tibetan's lunar new year is considered "dön season." Continue »

Shambhala Day - Year of the Iron Ox

February 13th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the new year, and is the most important holiday of the Shambhala mandala. Continue »

Mahamudra Practice, Teaching, and Discussion - Online

with Jay Lippman

February 14th

Vajrayana practitioners in Shambhala tradition are invited to join for two hours of Mahamudra discussion and the short guided practice session with senior practitioner Jay Lippman. Prerequisites apply Continue »

Tonglen: Meditation for Love and Compassion - A Saturday Morning Workshop - Online

with Donald Eckler

February 20th

Tonglen, the practice of sending and receiving, is an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion. Everyone is welcome to this three-hour workshop. Continue »

Child of Illusion: Dharma and Dharma Art - Online - Saturdays

with John McQuade

February 27th—March 27th

In this course, we will explore the connection between the Mind Only school of Buddhism and the practices of contemplative or Dharma Art. Prerequisities apply. Continue »

Child of Illusion: Dharma and Dharma Art - Online - Mondays

with John McQuade

March 1st—March 29th

In this course, we will explore the connection between the Mind Only school of Buddhism and the practices of contemplative or Dharma Art. Prerequisities apply. Continue »

The Basic Goodness of Reality - Online Sundays

with Shastri Jil Amadio

March 7th—March 21st

What Is Real? With so much uncertainty and change in our world, this question maybe more alive in our lives than ever before. Continue »

Social Meditation Workshop

with Nicholas Kranz

March 20th

Social Meditation turns social interaction into a meditation practice. Join us for this day of exploration for new and experienced meditators alike. Continue »