About us

GINNY EVANS describes herself as "a slow-growing Canadian" who moved from conservative Ontario to the wacky West in 1979." Since attending Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary in 1990, she has served the Shambhala community in a variety of ways, including directing the Vancouver Shambhala Centre (1989-1994) and teaching Shambhala Training and other key programs. She is currently the Vancouver Shambhala Centre's Meditation Instruction Coordinator.

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  • Sandy Joyce   October 03, 2014

      The Art of Being Human

    I've just spent an amazing 2 days with Ginny remembering to be human. Ginny's style of 'teaching' is kind, gentle and filled with humor. She has a beautiful gift for all who are willing to show up and just breathe.

  • Hoda Ghamrawy   October 01, 2014

      The Art of Being Human Retreat Weekend

    Well Ginny I continue to breathe in and to celebrate the art of my being human...such a delightful experience to receive the teachings from you and with you and be in the company of a sangha that knows compassion. I am most grateful of the letting go of levels...seeing with fresh eyes...hearing with fresh ears...being with an open heart... I heard you and I celebrate my being human. I heard you and I joy in the community that gathered to take in the teachings and to share experiences...we all heard each other...you made it a place of gratitude for simply being alive and having the opportunity to live being human...Breathe in and touch what ever is happening...let go...release...breathe in and touch what is going on and know the sacred that is the art of my being human...Thank you very much. Very honoured that we crossed paths and I wish you well...May you always know the Sky Dancer in yourself and continue to offer the teachings...Lady Yeshe Tsogyel was smiling on us... Thank you..

  • Anie Boudreau   September 30, 2014

      A kind and cheerful nature

    Oh my gosh, I love Ginny! So genuine and down to earth. I really appreciated how she shared the teachings simply, authentically, and with the warmest sense of humour. Her kind and cheerful presence made it easy to be gentle with myself, my thoughts, and to just simply be with my experience. Thanks Ginny! I look forward to participating in another retreat with you. <3

  • Alison Cutts   September 30, 2014

      Ginny Evans - The Art of Being Human

    Ginny is a warm, articulate and gracious teacher. She delivers the teachings with liberal use of real world anecdotes and a heavy dose of wit and humour. I thoroughly enjoyed her instruction and found it easy to implement her suggestions into my meditation practice and my day to day life.

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To reconnect with my inner self, found ground through the movement of my body and breath. Awake. Jane

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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