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 →

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

Contentment in Everyday Life

February 23rd—March 23rd

This five-week, Monday night course is the second in the Way of Shambhala series. In this course, we deepen our meditation experience through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

February 28th

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

Umdze (Timekeeper) Training

February 28th

Interested in being an umdze (time-keeper) during our evening and other meditation sessions? Join us for this short training event. Continue »

Community Practice Day

March 1st

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

Introduction to Tonglen

with Donald Eckler

March 4th—March 11th

A Wednesday evening introduction to tonglen--a meditation practice for developing love and compassion, as taught by Chogyam Trungpa and Pema Chodron. Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

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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 

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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