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 →

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

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 26th

A New Year - A New Perspective, Feel Human Again! Join us as we explore the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

February 1st

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

The Way of the Bodhisattva Workshops - When Emotions Become the Enemy: The Five Afflictive Emotions

with Shastri Jil Amadio

February 8th

Join us for this - the first in a series of monthly Way of the Bodhisattva Workshops. In this first workshop we will explore how using the energy of emotions can free of us of destructive habitual patters and wake us up further. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Day - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th

Join us for Shambhala Day - a day that marks the beginning of the new year, and is the most important holiday of the Shambhala community. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

March 7th

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

Recent News – Our Blog

  • New Millennial Practice Group Starting

    For many of us, our curiosity with meditation and spirituality was sparked by suffering. We seek an ability to manage the craziness of our minds so that our minds work for us, instead of against us. Western psychiatric medicine and self-help have adopted mindfulness as a go-to intervention for a host of conditions, mental and … Continue 

  • Celebration – Sheree Rasmussen at the Shambhala Centre Gallery

    The Toronto Shambhala Centre Community Art Gallery is presently showing “Celebration,” the works of textile artist Sheree Rasmussen. Her beautiful hangings are evocative of the great modernists Chagall, Klimt, Miro, and Basquiat, as well as the folk patterns of the Balkans and Middle East. In Sheree’s own words: “As I layer the fabric pieces, cut … Continue