Classes and Programs

Warriorship is a path of bravery, gentleness, and genuineness. At the heart of the Shambhala warrior tradition is the view that a brilliant life is accessible to everyone. Contemplative practices bring a natural sense of goodness, fearlessness, and humour into our ordinary lives.

– Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

The Ottawa Shambhala Meditation Centre offers classes and weekend retreats in the Shambhala Buddhist teachings. These courses and weekend retreats are open to people from any or no religious background. They are based upon basic human wisdom and are relevant to anyone interested in living a more sane, genuine, fearless, and joyous life. The path begins and continues with meditation. We offer weekly public sitting sessions, dharma talks, and community support.

Our courses offer entry into the Shambhala wisdom presented by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

The Way of Shambhala curriculum serves as a graduated path of instruction in the profound vision of the lineage.

We have a policy to make our programs accessible to everyone. If the program price is an obstacle, please offer whatever you can.