Friday, December 11, 2015


 Victoria Shambhala Centre

Annual Winter Retreat: Befriending Ourselves, Befriending Our World

with Shastri Emerita Rebecca Hazell

December 27th—January 9th (2016)

Date details +
  • $275 per week Program Price
  • $300 per week Patron Price
  • $185 per week Reduced Price
  • Please see the "complete price details" and enter the amount you are paying
Room: 1st Floor Meditation Hall
Room: 1st Floor Meditation Hall
We are extending our annual winter retreat to two weeks, allowing more time to deepen our practice and to engage with the Shambhala Buddhist ​teachings more fully. This year we will explore how ​to befriend ourselves and others through precise mindfulness and insightful awareness, not only when meditating but also within daily life. ​In this way we can open our hearts fully to the beautiful, painful, brilliance of this world​. This open heart ​of compassion ​is the foundation ​of enlightened society.
The retreat will include short talks, discussion groups, contemplative lunches, and plenty of time to let your mind rest.
Prerequisites: None—everyone is welcome
Dates and times: Daily from Sunday, December 27 through Saturday, January 9, 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM. We welcome you to join us for the entire two weeks, for one week, or for one or more full days. (Please, no partial days.)
Complete price details: We are unable to offer our usual Generosity Policy for this program. If the “program price” is an obstacle for you, please consider paying the “reduced price”. If you are unable to afford the reduced price, please contact Chris Bauman at as soon as possible. For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full program price.
  • Program price: $275 per week; $45 per day
  • Patron price: $300 per week; $55 per day
  • Reduced price (limited space available): $185 per week; $30 per day
Questions? Please contact Chris Bauman at, or Joyce Rankin at