Upcoming Programs and Events

To learn about our ongoing weekly events see Public Meditation.
To learn about our approach to program prices see Program Pricing.
To take a look at our calendar of what’s happening at our centre see Members Calendar.

The Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta Part 3

October 23 - November 20, 2019
Kootenay Shambhala Centre,
This course is the third of a four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. The power of the Mahayana comes from its clarity regarding the true nature of reality. This clarity is described as penetrating insight (prajna) that sees that the world is actually different from what we habitually think it is. Instead of assuming that beings, objects and systems are solid, truly existing independently, the bodhisattva sees that everything is empty of concepts and reference points (shunyata). Everything depends upon everything else, and phenomena arise interdependently (pratityasamutpada). This pivotal insight changes everything, bringing tremendous joy and freedom to the…

Exploring the Buddhist Path – a non residential week long retreat

With Tim Albert and Sally Albert

November 24 - 30, 2019
Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre,
The Buddhist path is a systematic and accessible method for waking up to our true nature. Join us for a week of meditation and contemplation as we delve into this authentic, practical wisdom tradition. This retreat is open to everyone. Included are tea and coffee, fruit and muffins in the morning and a simple vegetarian lunch.

Birth of the Warrior – Shambhala Training Level 2

With Cameron Wenaus

January 17 - 19, 2020
Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre,
This program as been postponed till January 17,18, 19, 2020 Having experienced a taste of Basic Goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing Basic Goodness.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOc29Ys9kwQ[/embed]   This second course in the Way of Shambhala training is open to all those who have completed The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level 1. The program includes breakfast and tea on both Saturday and Sunday and a celebratory feast at the end…