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

Smile at Fear - Pema Chodron

April 9th—April 30th

Join us on these Wednesday evenings during the month of April to watch and discuss video recordings of talks by Pema Chodron from the Smile at Fear retreat. Continue »

Daoist Qi Gong Level 3

with Sophie Léger

April 26th—April 27th

Qigong is a Chinese form of gentle, relaxing exercise that strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, nourishes the internal organs, stimulates the circulation, and ultimately dissolves the duality of mind and body to allow us Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Weekthun at Juniper Hill

with Tom Bell

May 2nd—May 10th

This group meditation retreat is specially authorized by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as part of a pilot series of retreats designed to introduce meditation practitioners to the meaning and experience of Shambhala Meditation. Continue »

Being Brave: Is Enlightened Society Possible?

May 3rd—May 4th

Join us for this two-day program featuring live broadcasts from San Francisco of talks by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Pema Chodron and others. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training, Level II

May 16th—May 18th

Birth of the Warrior is the second in the series of Shambhala Training weekends 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