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The Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre is part of the worldwide Shambhala community. Our mission is to inspire a kind and sane society based on recognizing the innate goodness of all.

We offer public meditation classes, a range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and more. Get to know us at our Monday Night Open House.

Open House


Learn to meditate, hear a talk and meet people at our popular weekly Open House on Monday nights, 7–9pm. It’s open to all, free, and great for newcomers. Bring your friends! More »

  • The Art of Being Human: Loving Ourselves in a Chaotic World

    Meditation can be daunting. I mean, what is it really? You sit down cross-legged on a cushion and try to clear your head of thoughts right? What are you actually doing? Does it actually do anything?   The reality is both complicated and very, very simple. The fact is, most of us are in our … Continue