Program Details

Open House - 'Opening to Our Humanity'


with Maria Stella
December 4 / 6:45 PM - December 4 / 9:00 PM

Wednesdays, 6:45 – 9:00 PM | Open to all, free of charge


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 instruction 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 wish. Bring your friends!


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

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