Shin Mei Spiritual Centre

 Kevin Matthews

In addition to his meditation teaching, Kevin is a member and Vajrayana student with Nalandabodhi Vancouver. His primary teachers are Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Lama Rabten. His interest in Buddhist dharma and meditation started in 2009. He teaches meditation and yoga along with his massage therapy practice at Tall Tree Health in Victoria.

His interest in the dharma has deepened through extensive retreat and study with various teachers from the east and the west. His retreat experience started in Victoria and Salt Spring Island, and this inspired further travel to Colorado, San Francisco, Vermont, and Mexico for longer in-depth retreats in Shamatha-Vipassana, Ngondro and Mahamudra practices.

In recent years he has ben assisting Lama Rabten with retreats and offering to the local community meditation instruction and yoga practices to support the growing interest for well-being and balance in life.

Kevin has been a local resident of Victoria all his life. As a nature enthusiast he hikes trails in regional parks and enjoys ocean kayaking to embrace the beautiful outdoors in this area