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

Introduction to Meditation

August 2nd

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

Community Practice Day

August 3rd

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

The Art of Being Human--Shambhala Training, Level I

with Kunga Dawa (Richard) Arthure

August 8th—August 9th

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 »

Advice of the Masters

with Kunga Dawa (Richard) Arthure

August 10th

A one-day seminar with senior Shambhala teacher, Kunga Dawa, exploring the heartfelt advice given by the masters of the practice lineage to their students on how to follow the Dharma path in a genuine way. Continue »

Denma Regimental Encampment at Juniper Hill: A program for Dorje Kasung

with Heather Alinsangan

August 29th—September 1st

The Denma Regimental Encampment is an annual program for Dorje Kasung to explore, deepen, and celebrate the practices of dorje kasungship, warriorship, and meditation in action. The program will include drill practice and formal meditation practice, talks 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