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 →

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

Introduction to Meditation

September 6th

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

September 8th—October 6th

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

Public talk on Kado: The Discipline of Flowers

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

September 12th

The Kado discipline is not about making a balanced flower arrangement but to help people see how the wisdom in nature and their innate wisdom are the same. Anyone is welcome to attend this talk Continue »

Kado: The Discipline of Flowers

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

September 12th—September 14th

The Kado discipline is not about making a balanced flower arrangement but to help people see how the wisdom in nature and their innate wisdom are the same. This course is open to everyone. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II (Juniper Hill)

September 19th—September 21st

In this second in the series of Shambhala Training weekend workshops, we cultivate our willingness to observe our cocoon of habitual fear and defence mechanisms. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

  • A Rigden King Is Born

    I am not entirely sure what leads a person to the path of the Buddha. I suppose we all have our own journey and experiences that lead us here. I have spent a lot of time suffering—worrying about how I look, what I should say, what I did say, what to do, what not to … Continue 

  • It’s happening! Changes to the Centre

    Our renovation is underway, and what a difference we are seeing already! After months of listening, discussion, and testing ideas we have a fresh understanding of how our space can express Shambhala society and nurture our community. Now we are physically creating the space—the frame within which we can deepen our connection with each other. … Continue