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

The Bravery of Openness

January 28th

Join us on this Wednesday evening at 8:15pm as we watch and discuss a video of a talk by Pema Chodron from the Being Brave retreat. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

January 31st

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

Community Practice Day

February 1st

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

Why is awareness emphasized in sitting meditation?

February 4th

Join us on this Wednesday evening at 8:15pm for an introductory talk exploring why awareness is emphasized in sitting meditation. Continue »

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Margaret May & Heather Alinsangan

February 5th—March 19th

This Thursday evening course explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. We look at a Shambhala understanding of society, and what enlightened society may be. 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