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.

 

new

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 →

SMCToronto Main Shrine Room 1

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

When Things Fall Apart - Reading Class

April 1st—May 13th

Join us for any or all of these Wednesday evening reading classes on Pema Chodron's classic book, When Things Fall Apart. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

April 4th

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

As the Warrior of Shambhala Grows Older. Still.

April 5th

On-line program and discussion of how the Four Dignities show us the path of basic healthiness in old age. We will discuss the view and intention that protects confidence and cheerfulness in old age. There is much we can do to maintain dignity and quality Continue »

Community Practice Day

April 5th

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

Meditation in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

April 7th—May 5th

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

Recent News – Our Blog

  • 20141221_163650

    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 

  • One of Marcia Shibata's offerings

    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