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 Shambhala Centre Closure

January 1st—November 30th

To help with public health efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Shambhala Centre will be closed until further notice. Meanwhile, join us for ongoing online programs and events. Continue »

Comfortable with Uncertainty - Pema Chödron Reading Circle

November 11th—December 29th

Join us on all or any of these Wednesday evenings at 7:45pm for a reading circle on "Comfortable With Uncertainty," by Pema Chödron. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Looking and Seeing: Introduction to Contemplative Photography - Online

with John McQuade

September 9th—September 30th

Join us for these four Thursday evenings for an online introduction to the practice of contemplative photography. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Harvest of Peace at Ontario Place

September 18th

Join us on this day as we gather to celebrate the richness of the season. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV - Online

with John McQuade

September 24th—September 26th

Join us for this online session of Awakened Heart. In this course we learn how to awaken and open our hearts so that we can communicate fully with the world. Prerequisites apply. 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