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

Presentation of Miksang Photography

with John McQuade

September 16th—October 28th

Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as "good eye." 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 »

Harvest of Peace

September 20th

At the time of the Autumn Equinox, the Shambhala Community takes time to celebrate the richness and abundance of the natural world, our community, and our lineage. Everyone welcome! Continue »

Good Morning Shambhala - The Art of Being Human

with Jil Amadio, Margaret May, John McQuade

September 23rd—October 7th

Join us on three Tuesday mornings and one Sunday for this offering of The Art of Being Human, Shambhala Training Level One. Continue »

Making Life Decisions

with Acharya Richard John

September 24th

We make choices every moment, often without paying attention. Sometimes we make important decisions that will alter the course of our entire life. How do we choose? Are our choices based on accumulated habits, or on sound wisdom? Will our choices create b Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

  • 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 

  • 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