Welcome

Check out this featured course: Making Friends with Yourself: Exploring Self, Selflessness, and the Roots of Attachment, with Pema Chödrön, starting Jan 21.

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

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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