Special Program: Explore your ordinary life in our upcoming Week-long Meditation Retreat in the City, November 19–25. Learn more »

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

We offer free meditation instruction and practice opportunities, a range of programs in the Shambhala 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! Learn more »

  • Will Meditation Make Me Happy?

    Will Meditation Make Me Happy?

    In this one-minute video, Shastri Russell Rodgers explains what meditation is, and what results from sticking with it. For more short and sweet videos, see our new YouTube channel: Kootenay Shambhala. We’re posting videos on our other social media sites as well. Visit us there via the links in the footer (below right).