On January 19, come follow your inspiration and intuition at The Art of Showing Up. For practicing artists and aspiring artists in any art form or for those who wish to approach life more creatively.                                                      Click here to learn more >>

The Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre is part of Shambhala, a global community dedicated to building a wise, kind and strong 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, join a discussion, and meet people at our popular Monday Night Open House, 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 from Shastri Rodgers on the Shambhala approach to meditation, see Meditation: Gentle Warriorship (PDF), an introductory pamphlet he created. And watch for more of his videos on our new YouTube channel: Kootenay Shambhala. You can … Continue