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

Contemplating Compassion

August 15th

What is contemplation? What is compassion? Join us on this Wednesday evening for a discussion. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Five Wisdoms and Dharma Art

with John McQuade

August 18th—August 19th

Five Wisdoms Maitri Space Awareness is a unique program presented by Chogyam Trungpa. Continue »

Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Michael Greenleaf

August 24th—August 26th

The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom explored in the Way of Shambhala culminates in unconditional confidence. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

August 26th

A monthly gathering to practise together and share through conversation and celebrate our experiences of personal and societal basic goodness. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

September 1st

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

Recent News – Our Blog

  • 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 

  • We Need to Talk!

    A couple weeks ago I was cleaning my office and listening to CBC’s Q. Tom Power was interviewing comedian and podcaster Marc Maron on what makes up a good interview. I wasn’t familiar with Maron but when he spoke about the depth of observations and connection that can arise in a conversation, he had my … Continue