Due to COVID-19 we will be closed to the public.

So we can all stay connected and keep up our practice we will be offering online meditation instruction and teachings.  Please click on an ongoing offering in the sidebar below to get a Zoom link so you can join in from home.

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.


  • Shambhala Art – Part 1 – Coming to Your Senses (Shambhala Online)

    This program is available to you whether or not you consider yourself an artist or a meditator. The Shambhala Art teachings celebrate art that springs from the meditative mind. They remind us to appreciate the uniqueness of everyday sensory experience, the art of everyday life. Seeing the simplicity and brilliance of “things as they are” … Continue 

  • Kindness in the World

    All over the world, wherever there are humans, there are societies. We have evolved different languages, customs, and even skin colors. But always, there is society. Society has enabled us to transmit knowledge and technologies. These have enabled us humans to dominate the earth, perhaps to our own detriment. Some strands of Buddhism suggest that … Continue