Affinity groups

Shambhala Art

Massimo Guerrera and Sylvie Cotton – [email protected]

Shambhala Art’s purpose is to explore the creative process and the product we call art from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline. It is a viewpoint that encourages us to see things as they are, rather than just how we think or imagine they are. Shambhala Art does not teach a particular skill or technique such as painting, sculpture, or dance. It is about the source of inspiration, its manifestation, and how it speaks to us beyond the limits of its container.

Montréal Shambhala Health Group

Jean-Luc Monfrais – [email protected]

The goal is to start a dialogue envisioning what a Shambhala Health Department would look like. If we had the opportunity to develop our own health care system, what would we do? If we could build, from the ground up, a comprehensive healthcare environment, what would it look like? How would our understanding and experience of basic goodness, dignity, and compassion shape the evolution of a Shambhala Health Department?


Susie Almgren – [email protected]

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement which helps cultivate appreciation for the present moment, develop self-respect for oneself, for others, as well as all forms of life. Those who practice this artform experience enriching moments of deep contemplation.

Miksang Photographie contemplative

Jean-Luc Monfrais – [email protected]

Miksang is a form of contemplative photography that asks us to see our world in a new way, photography in which we use the camera to express our visual perceptions exactly as we experience them. If we can place our mind’s attention, our awareness, in our sense of sight, we will see vivid, mind stopping perceptions fully and completely, without distraction.And when that happens, we can connect with what we see deeply and intimately.

Social Meditation

Jean-Sébastien – [email protected]

Developed by Acharya Adam Lobel and Shastri Nick Kranz in order to encourage authenticity and vulnerability in our communication and relationships with others. This practice focuses on speaking and active listening, while incorporating traditional sitting meditation.

Meditators Bookclub The only book club with no advance reading required, and in fact no book!

Jacob Moell – [email protected]

Liste d’envoi

A group which listens to readings from dharma texts, talks about personal meaning, and feels it altogether.