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

Renovation of Main Shrine Room

December 4th—December 19th

We are updating the main shrine room! Those wishing to sit may use the small shrine room though only limited numbers can be accommodated and the environment may be disrupted. Continue »

Winter solstice celebration

December 21st

At a time when the weather begins to bear down upon us, we turn to family for celebration, creativity, and generosity. Because the solstice marks the time of year when the night is longest and daylight has waned, celebrating light is a special characteris Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

January 3rd (2015)

This half-day program - offered on the first Saturday of every month - introduces beginners, and those wanting a refresher, to the practice of meditation. Continue »

Winter Meditation Intensive

January 4th—January 11th (2015)

Kick start your practice and deepen your intentions at the new year by participating in this week-long meditation intensive Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

January 5th—February 2nd (2015)

Join us for this five-week, Monday evening course introducing meditation and how we can apply it in our everyday life. 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