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: Sunday Evenings

May 19th—June 16th

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

Music Night

May 24th

Spend the evening with others who appreciate the opportunity to listen to good music. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Shastri Jil Amadio

May 25th

Join us for this one-day meditation retreat exploring our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

with Shastri Jil Amadio

May 28th—June 25th

This five-week, Tuesday morning course is the third in the Way of Shambhala series. It introduces practical methods to develop ongoing kindness toward ourselves and others. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Working With Physical Pain or Discomfort

with Donald Eckler

May 29th

Join us on this Wednesday evening at 8:15pm to learn some mindful techniques that may give you some tools to work with your pain or discomfort. 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