For more than 35 years, the Edmonton Shambhala Centre has offered Edmontonians the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation.

If you are interested in coming to the Edmonton Shambhala Centre as a newcomer, we offer meditation instruction on the first Wednesday of the month.  You can register on the programs page here.


Featured Programs (see 'Programs' in top menu for full listing)

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Susan Boychuk & Blake H

January 22nd—February 19th

The Meditation in Everyday Life course provides participants with introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. Open to everyone - a good introduction to meditation! Continue »

Shambhala Day 2020 - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th

SHAMBHALA DAY marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Continue »

From Our Blog

  • A new season – a note from Phyllis and Anita, Centre Co-Directors

    It’s fall and we’re entering a new season.  We’d like to welcome back those of you who may be returning from a summer break or who may still be wondering whether the Edmonton Shambhala Centre is a place for you. At our March community gathering we made the decision to step back from summer programming … Continue 

  • Why talk about whiteness?

    This post from the Shambhala White Awareness Council is reproduced from The Shambhala Times; our Shastri, David Kahane, is a member of that Council. Our Edmonton Shambhala Centre leadership wishes to bring these issues into our conversations and practice here, as manifested in recent programs led by Trinley Busby, Claudelle Glasgow, and Charlene Leung.

  • A letter from our Co-Directors

    Dearest Sangha Members, We are heartbroken about the recent letter from the Sakyong about sexual harms and abuse of power. If you are not yet aware of this, and would like to inform yourself, his letter, sent this past Sunday, is available online. The Kalapa Council, our international community’s highest governance body, followed up with this … Continue 

  • Practitioner Reflection: Mind the Magician

    In this post, Centre member Paul Buckingham reflects on the magic of meditation….

  • “A Warrior Without Anger”: Interview with Andrew Nisbet

    Have you visited a Shambhala Centre and noticed suited men or women, holding the space for us? These are the Dorje Kasung, an organization within Shambhala modeled on the ancient tradition of dharma protectors and drala warriors. The protection extends to the teacher who presents the teachings, the teachings themselves, and the community that practices … Continue