Due to current ongoing COVID-19 restrictions the centre is closed to in-person gatherings until further notice.  In these challenging times please remember to take good care and extend compassion to yourself and others.

For more than 35 years, the Edmonton Shambhala Centre has offered Edmontonians the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation.  The Edmonton Shambhala Centre has undergone significant changes since June 2020 as we have let go of our physical meeting space on 124 Street & Jasper Avenue, a space we had dearly held for 22 years.  We have located a room we can rent as needed nearby.  However, we currently are only offering online opportunities – such as Thursday’s Heart of Recovery Group Practice (see our monthly calendar) or as listed below.

Suggestions for online online sitting opportunities, group practices, classes, book study, Sunday gatherings, etc are noted here. If you are interested in these online opportunities, please check the following links:

Shambhala Online:  https://shambhalaonline.org

Nelson Shambhala Centre:  https://nelson.shambhala.org

Vancouver Shambhala Centre:  https://vancouver.shambhala.org

Boulder Shambhala Centre: https://boulder.shambhala.org

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Sunday Gathering - Mindful Harvest Feasting: A Harvest of Peace Celebration (Shambhala Online)

September 27th

Join the Shambhala Online Sunday Gathering with Marcella Friel for a Harvest of Peace Celebration featuring a cooking demonstration using typical foods of harvest bounty, along with a conversation about the importance of meal prayers and blessings. Continue »

From Our Blog

  • We’ve moved! (but still closed to in-person gatherings due to COVID)

    The Edmonton Shambhala Centre has undergone significant changes in the past few months. Pre-covid, we had decided to let go of our physical meeting space on 124 Street & Jasper Avenue, a space we had dearly held for 22 years. The doors were permanently shut on this space on June 30, 2020. How does the … Continue 

  • Centre closed due to COVID-19 until further notice

    To help with public health efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, we will be closing the Edmonton Shambhala Centre until further notice. Health authorities are requesting we all do our part to try to “flatten the curve”.  This means that all face-to-face programs, events and practice sessions at the Centre will be cancelled indefinitely. … Continue 

  • 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