Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

The Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto is part of Shambhala, an international community dedicated to recognizing the innate goodness of all and manifesting that goodness in society. People of all traditions come to explore our diverse programs which are designed to help us discover our inherent sanity, gentleness, and humour.



What is Shambhala?

“Shambhala” is the name of a mythical kingdom in Central Asia where the people enjoyed harmony, good health, and well-being.  The basis for such an enlightened society is the people’s confidence and respect for inherent goodness, wisdom, and dignity–in themselves, in each other, and in society. More →

Katie Baingbridge

Learn to Meditate

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Featured Programs

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

October 23rd—November 27th

This introductory program will explore awareness and compassion from the vantage point of "who am I?" focusing on the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, the arising of ego, how we develop a "cocoon" to protect ourselves, and more Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Debbie McCubbin

October 24th—October 25th

The Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training weekends and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

October 28th—November 25th

Join us for this five-week, Tuesday morning course introducing meditation and how we can apply it in our everyday life. Continue »

Volunteer Brunch

November 1st

Join us for brunch and celebrate volunteering at the Shambhala Centre. This event is for everyone - those who have done lots of volunteering, those who haven’t done any, and those who are thinking about it and want to learn more. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

November 1st

Starting at 2pm, this half-day program introduces beginners, and those wanting a refresher, to the practice of meditation. Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

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    Kado: Being Quiet and Doing Something!

    More than knowing a thing or two about flowers, Marcia Wang Shibata knows her own mind—but then, she’s been following the way of flowers for a long time. Ms. Shibata, a Master Shambhala Kado Instructor, was in Toronto last weekend to work with a dozen or so students in an introductory practice. Kado is an … Continue 

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    Free Online Program: Awake in the World

    The details aren’t all worked out yet but there is an amazing event taking shape for the third week of October. Shambhala Mountain Center will be hosting a free five-day online event called Awake in the World to explore mindfulness in our health, work, and relationships as a path to personal and social transformation. It … Continue