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.

We aspire to create a welcoming, supportive, transparent and inclusive environment for everyone who comes through our doors. We invite all participants to read our Care and Conduct Statement prior to your visit.

 

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

COVID-19 - Update on Re-Opening Plans

October 3rd—December 31st

The Shambhala Centre is beginning to gradually re-open our doors with COVID-19 protocols in place. Continue »

Learn to Meditate - In person at the Shambhala Centre

with Donald Eckler

December 4th

This month join us in-person at the Shambhala Centre for an introduction to meditation. Everyone welcome Continue »

Millennial Practice Group

December 13th

Come and join a group of millennial practitioners committed to incorporating the path of meditation into the challenges of daily life. Continue »

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change: Winter Holiday Retreat In Person

with Donald Eckler

December 27th—January 2nd (2022)

Save the date! Join us for our annual winter retreat. Everyone welcome Continue »

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change: Winter Holiday Retreat Online

with Donald Eckler

December 27th—January 2nd (2022)

Save the date! Join us for our annual winter retreat. Everyone welcome Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

  • Children’s Day – Art Showcase

    In the Shambhala tradition we celebrate Nyida Days four times a year, marking the change of a season. These are special days when the whole community gathers together with family and friends, and everyone enjoys the festivities, special celebratory ceremonies, and delicious food. Winter Nyida Day is celebrated on Winter Solstice, the shortest day of … Continue 

  • Harvest of Peace

    On Saturday September 19, we held a Harvest of Peace gathering for the Toronto Shambala sangha. There was considerable hesitation about having a live, in-person event; but in the end we decided we wanted to provide an opportunity for friends to get together and enjoy the nurturing of community, while at the same time making … Continue