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Happy Shambhala Day!

Shambhala Day is a celebration of the new beginnings of the year and a time to appreciate each other. This year we are welcoming in the Wood Horse Year. A time of powerful new growth and energy. We had a wonderful morning at the Kootenay Shambhala Center on Baker street and celebrated our imminent move to … Continue 

Generosity Raffle for Our New Centre!

Double Generosity Raffle 1 ticket $25.00 CAD; 2 tickets $45.00 CAD; 3 tickets $60.00 CAD Help the Kootenay Shambhala Centre renovate our new building, at 812 Stanley Street in Nelson. A $25 ticket can give someone of your choice a chance to win either: a Weekthun led by senior teacher Russ Rodgers at Senge Ling … Continue 

Shambhala Day Poetry Contest

The Office of the Kalapa Court and the Office of Culture and Decorum are pleased to announce the Inaugural Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. With the blessings of the Sakyong, in celebration of the approaching Year of the Wood Horse, the theme for this inaugural poetry contest is “Windhorse.” We invite all Shambhalians to submit one … Continue 


Hello and welcome to the new Kootenay Shambhala Centre blog. It is here that you will find upcoming events, interviews, inspirations, comments and information relating to our meditation centre and the greater mandala. Keep warm in heart and body!

Blessings and Gratitude