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

Introduction to Meditation

September 5th

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

Sunday Morning Meditation

September 6th

Join us Sunday morning for a light breakfast and opportunity to deepen your meditation practice. Continue »

So what is Shambhala? Past, Present and Future

September 8th—September 9th

Join us on either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week for a talk about Shambhala, its past, present and future Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training, Level II - Weekend Program

with Acharya Susan Chapman

September 11th—September 13th

The Shambhala Meditation Centre is delighted to present Birth of the Warrior, Shambhala Training Level II with Susan Chapman, an Acharya in the Shambhala tradition. Continue »

The Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Harald Dienes

September 12th—February 22nd (2016)

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is one of the principal hidden treasure texts revealed by Trungpa Rinpoche that invokes the blessings of the lineage to overcome the spiritual materialism of our times and to restore sacred outlook 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