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Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
July 28, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
July 30, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver

Heart of Recovery
July 31, 2014
Heart of Recovery is a weekly support group for people in recovery from an addiction. We practice mindfulness meditation, tonglen and sit in circle together.

 
Location: Vancouver

Mudra Space Awareness: Leaning into the Moment
with Craig Smith
August 2, 2014
Mudra Space Awareness is a way to synchronize body, feeling and consciousness in space. This sensory awareness practice combines focused awareness movement exercises to increase our confidence in all aspects of life.

 
Location: Vancouver

Heart of Recovery
August 7, 2014
Heart of Recovery is a weekly support group for people in recovery from an addiction. We practice mindfulness meditation, tonglen and sit in circle together.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Learn to Meditate
with Geoff Bannoff & Walter Coates
August 12, 2014
Free instruction in mindfulness/awareness meditation, from an authorized instructor in the meditation traditions of Shambhala. No experience necessary.

 
Location: Vancouver

Heart of Recovery
August 14, 2014
Heart of Recovery is a weekly support group for people in recovery from an addiction. We practice mindfulness meditation, tonglen and sit in circle together.

 
Location: Vancouver

Vajrayogini Feast
August 20, 2014
Open to Shambhala Vajrayana students who have received Vajrayogini Abhisheka.

 
Location: Vancouver

Heart of Recovery
August 21, 2014
Heart of Recovery is a weekly support group for people in recovery from an addiction. We practice mindfulness meditation, tonglen and sit in circle together.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Learn to Meditate
with Geoff Bannoff & Walter Coates
August 26, 2014
Free instruction in mindfulness/awareness meditation, from an authorized instructor in the meditation traditions of Shambhala. No experience necessary.

 
Location: Vancouver

Heart of Recovery
August 28, 2014
Heart of Recovery is a weekly support group for people in recovery from an addiction. We practice mindfulness meditation, tonglen and sit in circle together.

 
Location: Vancouver

Smile at Fear Urban Retreat
with Susan Chapman
August 29 - September 1, 2014
This URBAN RETREAT includes meditation instruction and talks by Acharya Chapman, video presentations of Acharya Pema Chodron, meditation practice, and discussion. (Labour Day weekend)

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
September 3, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
September 5, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver

First Sunday: Practitioner's Corner
September 7, 2014
A community gathering of practice, conversation, food and including a talk by Acharya Susan Chapman.
Open to all.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
September 8, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver

Meditation in Everyday Life
September 8 - October 6, 2014
An introduction to shamatha meditation and the notion of basic goodness.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Learn to Meditate
with Geoff Bannoff & Walter Coates
September 9, 2014
Free instruction in mindfulness/awareness meditation, from an authorized instructor in the meditation traditions of Shambhala. No experience necessary.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
September 10, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
September 12, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
September 15, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
September 17, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver

Vajrayogini Feast
September 18, 2014
Open to Shambhala Vajrayana students who have received Vajrayogini Abhisheka.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
September 19, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
September 22, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Learn to Meditate
with Geoff Bannoff & Walter Coates
September 23, 2014
Free instruction in mindfulness/awareness meditation, from an authorized instructor in the meditation traditions of Shambhala. No experience necessary.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
September 24, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
September 26, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I
with Ginny Evans
September 26 - 27, 2014
Explore meditation as a way to uncover and contact your innate dignity.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
September 29, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
October 1, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
October 3, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver

First Sunday: Practitioner's Corner
October 5, 2014
A community gathering of practice, conversation, food and including a talk by Acharya Susan Chapman.
Open to all.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
October 6, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
October 8, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
October 10, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver  

Learn to Meditate
with Geoff Bannoff & Walter Coates
October 14, 2014
Free instruction in mindfulness/awareness meditation, from an authorized instructor in the meditation traditions of Shambhala. No experience necessary.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
October 15, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver

Basic Goodness III: What is Real?
October 16 - November 20, 2014
The Basic Goodness of Reality. This is the third course in the Basic Goodness series and explores what is real.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
October 17, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
October 20, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
October 22, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver

Sadhana of Mahamudra
October 23, 2014
An open practice meant for our particular time as a means of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and the world.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
October 24, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior
October 24 - 26, 2014
Cultivating the willingness to observe our cocoon of habitual fear.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
October 27, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Learn to Meditate
with Geoff Bannoff & Walter Coates
October 28, 2014
Free instruction in mindfulness/awareness meditation, from an authorized instructor in the meditation traditions of Shambhala. No experience necessary.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
October 29, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
October 31, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver

First Sunday: Practitioner's Corner
November 2, 2014
A community gathering of practice, conversation, food and including a talk by Acharya Susan Chapman.
Open to all.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
November 3, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver

Contentment in Everyday Life
with & Dale Trimble
November 3 - December 1, 2014
How meditation practice can help us relax and appreciate ourselves as we are.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
November 5, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
November 7, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver

Rigden Weekend
with Jenny Warwick
November 7 - 9, 2014
Bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world, even in small ways.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
November 10, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Learn to Meditate
with Geoff Bannoff & Walter Coates
November 11, 2014
Free instruction in mindfulness/awareness meditation, from an authorized instructor in the meditation traditions of Shambhala. No experience necessary.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
November 12, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
November 14, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
November 17, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
November 19, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
November 21, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver

Sadhana of Mahamudra
November 22, 2014
An open practice meant for our particular time as a means of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and the world.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
November 24, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Learn to Meditate
with Geoff Bannoff & Walter Coates
November 25, 2014
Free instruction in mindfulness/awareness meditation, from an authorized instructor in the meditation traditions of Shambhala. No experience necessary.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
November 26, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
November 28, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
December 1, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
December 3, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
December 5, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver

Sadhana of Mahamudra
December 6, 2014
An open practice meant for our particular time as a means of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and the world.

 
Location: Vancouver

First Sunday: Practitioner's Corner
December 7, 2014
A community gathering of practice, conversation, food and including a talk by Acharya Susan Chapman.
Open to all.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
December 8, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Learn to Meditate
with Geoff Bannoff & Walter Coates
December 9, 2014
Free instruction in mindfulness/awareness meditation, from an authorized instructor in the meditation traditions of Shambhala. No experience necessary.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
December 10, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
December 12, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
December 15, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver

Open House
December 17, 2014
All are welcome; no charge. 7pm: Sitting meditation, meditation instruction. 8pm: tea and cookies followed by a talk and discussion on topics of Shambhala Buddhism and how to apply meditation in daily life.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Friday Morning Meditation
December 19, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
December 22, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Learn to Meditate
with Geoff Bannoff & Walter Coates
December 23, 2014
Free instruction in mindfulness/awareness meditation, from an authorized instructor in the meditation traditions of Shambhala. No experience necessary.

 
Location: Vancouver  

Monday Evening Meditation
December 29, 2014
Sitting Meditation. Open to Everyone.

 
Location: Vancouver

First Sunday: Practitioner's Corner
January 4, 2015
A community gathering of practice, conversation, food and including a talk by Acharya Susan Chapman.
Open to all.

 
Location: Vancouver

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World
January 9 - 11, 2015
As we awaken to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence.

 
Location: Vancouver

Second Sunday: Practitioner's Corner
February 8, 2015
A community gathering of practice, conversation, food and including a talk by Acharya Susan Chapman.
Open to all.

 
Location: Vancouver

First Sunday: Practitioner's Corner
March 1, 2015
A community gathering of practice, conversation, food and including a talk by Acharya Susan Chapman.
Open to all.

 
Location: Vancouver

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior
March 13 - 15, 2015
Cultivating the willingness to observe our cocoon of habitual fear.

 
Location: Vancouver

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart
March 27 - 29, 2015
Allow your heart and intuition to open and communicate fully with the world.

 
Location: Vancouver

Fearlessness in Everyday Life
April 13 - May 11, 2015
A companion course to Shambhala Training Level 4: Awakened Heart. We learn to work with our anxiety, so that we are not blocked by fear. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanimity.

 
Location: Vancouver

Wisdom in Everyday Life
with Margaret Jones Callahan & Brian Callahan
May 25 - June 22, 2015
This is the fifth class in our core curriculum - The Way of Shambhala, Everyday Life Series. The series is designed to awaken us to the potential of our lives. It teaches us to live meaningfully with joy and to deepen our intelligence and compassion.

 
Location: Vancouver

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky
with Margaret Jones Callahan & Brian Callahan
June 12 - 14, 2015
Communicating gently and fearlessly we find the open clear sky of mind.