Programs

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 31st—December 25th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a group practice that involves chanting of a text to invoke the presence of our lineage. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Monday Morning Meditation - 7:30 am

October 7th—December 23rd

Begin each week with an early 7:30am Monday morning meditation session at the Shambhala centre. Continue »

Monday Morning Meditation - 8:30 am

October 7th—December 23rd

Begin each week with an early 8:30am Monday morning meditation session at the Shambhala centre. Continue »

Comfortable with Uncertainty - Pema Chödron Reading Circle

October 9th—November 20th

Join us on all or any of these Wednesday evenings at 8:15pm for a reading circle on "Comfortable With Uncertainty," by Pema Chödron. Everyone welcome. Continue »

The Four Limitless Ones

November 14th—December 12th

Join us on these Thursday evenings for all or part of this five-week course based on recorded videos of talks on the Four Limitless Ones by Shambhala Acharyas (senior teachers). Everyone welcome. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

November 17th—December 15th

In this five-week, Sunday evening course, we deepen our meditation experience through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Open to all. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training, Level II - Weekend Retreat

with Heather Alinsangan

November 23rd—November 24th

In this weekend program, we look at how to recognize the habitual patterns that prevent us opening to the experience of basic goodness. Prerequisite: Level I Continue »

Why Are We So Hard on Ourselves?

with Shastri Jil Amadio

November 27th

Listening to our internal dialogue we find we are relentlessly self-critical and unforgiving. Through the Buddhist practice of the Four Limitless Ones, we find a way to include ourselves in the circle of care, which changes everything. Everyone welcome Continue »

Taoist Qigong, Level 5

with Sophie Leger

November 30th—December 1st

Graduates of Qigong Level 4 are invited to Qigong Level 5. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

December 8th

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

Five Wisdoms Space Awareness Intensive

with John McQuade

December 14th—December 19th

A unique program designed by Chogyam Trungpa involving taking specific postures in coloured environments which provoke emotional and existential responses that can be processed and expressed as space awareness. Continue »

What if there is Nothing Wrong?

with Shastri Jil Amadio

December 18th

Join us on this Wednesday evening as we explore the possibility and ask the question, what if there is nothing wrong? Everyone welcome. Continue »

Winter Solstice - Children's Day

December 22nd

At the Winter Solstice, we celebrate Children's Day to honor our children and to bring warmth, light and cheerfulness into the dark time of the year. Stay tuned for details. Continue »

Winter Holiday Retreat: Quiet Mind/Open Heart - Weekthun

with Donald Eckler

December 27th—January 2nd (2020)

Come join us for our annual Winter Holiday Retreat. In this seven-day retreat we will explore the Shambhala Principle of basic goodness and how, in the midst of our busy lives, we can create a “Cradle of Loving kindness.” Continue »

Winter Holiday Retreat: Quiet Mind/Open Heart - Three Days

with Donald Eckler

December 27th—December 29th

Can't make the seven-day retreat or otherwise prefer a shorter retreat? Join us for this three-day retreat to deepen your mindfulness-awareness meditation -- a technique that transforms how we relate to ourselves and everyday life. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

January 12th—February 9th (2020)

Join us for this five-week course that teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most practical sense. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human: Tuesday Mornings

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 14th—February 18th (2020)

A new year - and a new relationship with ourselves. Join us as we examine the central question that ancient and modern, contemplative traditions have asked through the ages, “Who am I?” Continue »

Vulnerable Power

with Amanda Hester

January 18th—January 19th (2020)

Join us for this weekend meditation program exploring the role mindfulness can play in understanding and combating oppression. Continue »

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 26th (2020)

A New Year - A New Perspective, Feel Human Again! Join us as we explore the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Taoist Qigong, Levels 1 & 2

with Beth Latchis

March 21st—March 22nd (2020)

Learn how to energetically strengthen both body and mind through Qigong. Open to all. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

March 23rd—April 20th (2020)

This five-week, Monday evening course is the third in the Way of Shambhala series. It introduces practical methods to develop ongoing kindness toward ourselves and others. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

March 31st—April 28th (2020)

The final course in the Way of Shambhala series. This Tuesday morning course looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested. Prerequisites apply Continue »

Taoist Qigong, Level 3

with Sophie Leger

June 27th—June 28th (2020)

Taoist qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Prerequisite: Qigong Levels 1 & 2. Continue »

Taoist Qigong, Levels 1 & 2

with Michael Busby

September 12th—September 13th (2020)

Learn how to energetically strengthen both body and mind through Qigong. Open to all. Continue »

Taoist Qigong, Level 4

with Sophie Leger

November 28th—November 29th (2020)

Taoist qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Prerequisite: Level 3 Continue »