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

Reading Circle: When Things Fall Apart

March 7th—April 25th

Join us for any or all of these Wednesday evening reading classes on Pema Chodron's classic book, When Things Fall Apart. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life: Monday Evenings

April 9th—May 7th

The final weeknight course in the Way of Shambhala series. This course looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested. Prerequisites apply Continue »

Shrine Keeper Training

April 24th—April 25th

Are you interested in learning about the Rigden shrine and how to care and look after it? Join us on one of these Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

April 28th

Monthly gatherings to practise together and share through conversation and celebration our experiences of personal and societal basic goodness. Continue »

Social Meditation

May 2nd

Join us on this Wednesday at 8:15pm for an introduction to social meditation -- a practice that helps us bring meditation into everyday life. Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

  • Absence and the Experience: Paintings by Jordan Dunlop

    The Toronto Shambhala Meditation Centre Gallery is proud to present Jordan Dunlop’s exhibition Absence and the Experience. Absence and the Experience explores shifting states of identity and what Buddhism examines as the “self ” through an active meditation and painting practice. Here is what Jordan has to say about this specific body of work: Developing … 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