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.

 

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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 →

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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

Membership Dinner Party

May 23rd

An appreciation dinner for members of the Shambhala Centre, their partners and children. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life: Monday Evenings

June 1st—June 29th

This five-week, Monday evening course is the fourth in the Way of Shambhala series. By exploring the entrapping emotions of hope and fear, this course works on the level of our everyday, habitual anxieties. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training, level 1 at Juniper Hill

with Debbie McCubbin

June 5th—June 7th

Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Level 1 of Shambhala Training Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

June 6th

This half-day program introduces beginners, and those wanting a refresher, to the practice of meditation. Continue »

Meditation Practice Day

June 7th

Join us for all or any part of this session of sitting and walking meditation. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

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    Lodro Rinzler coming to town—asks what kind of person we’d like to be when we grow up?

    Lodro Rinzler’s first book, The Buddha Walks into a Bar . . . (published a couple years ago and written while Rinzler was in his twenties), has sold over 40,000 copies and continues to sell several hundred copies a week. Much of the book’s success is due to Rinzler’s frank and popular advice column that appears in … Continue 

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    Children’s Day Celebration

    In the Shambhala tradition we celebrate Nyida Days four times a year, as they mark the change of a season. These are special days when the whole community gathers at the Shambhala centres, with family and friends, and everyone enjoys the festivities, special celebratory ceremonies, and delicious food. Winter Nyida Day is celebrated on Winter … Continue