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

Contentment in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

February 12th—March 12th

In this five-week, Tuesday morning course, we deepen our meditation experience through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Open to all. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

February 17th—March 17th

Fourth in the series of Way of Shambhala weekly courses, this course runs for five consecutive Sunday evenings. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

March 2nd

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

Sunday Morning Breakfast and Meditation

March 3rd

Join us this Sunday morning for a light breakfast and opportunity to deepen your meditation practice. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Social Meditation: What is it and why do we do it?

with Janet Pal

March 5th—March 13th

Join Janet, Social Meditation Group Leader/Facilitator, for a short talk and practice session. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

  • Janieta Eyre at the Shambhala Gallery

    Janieta Eyre “… is one of Canada’s most original, provocative, and internationally acclaimed photographers.”  Suzanne Zelazo, in Incarnations   It is with great honour that we are presenting some of Janieta Eyre’s artworks at the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto.  In this small exhibition you will find four images printed on velvet, from the 2018 … Continue 

  • Highlighting Humanity in a Mindful Society

    Several members of the Toronto Shambhala community participated as speakers at the 4th annual A Mindful Society conference this past May. The conference connects professionals in education, healthcare, law, technology, workplace and life with leading thinkers, current research and mindfulness-based programs. It was a rich gathering of several hundred mindfulness practitioners interested in learning on … Continue