Program Details

Open House


October 2 / 6:45 PM - October 2 / 9:00 PM

Wednesdays, 6:45 – 9:00 PM | Open to all | By donation


Our weekly Open House is great for newcomers and fitting for meditators at all levels of experience. It offers an introduction to meditation, the Shambhala Buddhist teachings and our community, as well as an opportunity for group meditation practice and socializing.


The approximate schedule:



  • 6:45 PM: Welcome. Meet people and get your bearings.

  • 7:00 PM: Meditation instruction and practice. Introductory instruction is available at 7:00 PM, follow-up guidance at 7:30 PM. (To learn about meditation instruction see our Meditation page.) Group practice runs from 7:00 to 7:50 PM.

  • 8:00 PM: Talk and discussion. Victoria Shambhala Centre teachers present introductory teachings in talk-and-discussion format.

  • 8:35 PM: Tea. Mingle with others who share your curiosity and interest.


We provide meditation cushions, benches and chairs. You may come and go as you like. Bring your friends!


For more information, contact us at victoria.shambhala@gmail.com.

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