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

Volunteer Brunch

November 1st

Join us for brunch and celebrate volunteering at the Shambhala Centre. This event is for everyone - those who have done lots of volunteering, those who haven’t done any, and those who are thinking about it and want to learn more. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

November 1st

Starting at 2pm, this half-day program introduces beginners, and those wanting a refresher, to the practice of meditation. Continue »

Miksang Level 3: Orderly Chaos

with John McQuade

November 8th—November 9th

The visual world is its own visualization. The third course in a series that cultivates "good eye." Continue »

Sacred Path: Meek and Perky

with David Sable

November 14th—November 17th

The Sacred Path continues with the Four Dignities. The first dignity is MEEK is grounded in humble and gentle precision to every detail. The second of the four dignities, PERKY focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant, and uplifted energy. Continue »

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 »

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