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

Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom

with Andrew Holecek

November 21st—November 23rd

A weekend meditation program exploring the principal meditative and spiritual practices that anyone from any tradition can use throughout their lives to be more prepared for death. Continue »

Padma (Host) Training

November 24th

Would you like to help greet newcomers to the Shambhala centre on our open evenings? Join us for this training session. No commitment required. Continue »

Miksang Contemplative Photography Open House

November 25th

Miksang practitioners present some of their recent work. Everyone is invited to attend and view these images. Continue »

The Basic Goodness of Body

with Craig Mollins

November 26th

Join us for a presentation on this Wednesday evening at 8:15pm, exploring meditation, body and health, and how we can be more fully embodied as we travel the path of basic goodness. Continue »

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level 3 (at Juniper Hill)

with John McQuade

November 28th—November 30th

The Shambhala path shows how to take the challenges of daily life in our modern society as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action. Becoming a warrior in the Shambhala tradition means developing the courage to meet life’s challeng Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

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    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 

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    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