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

Is it Working Yet?

July 18th

What impact is meditation having on your life? Join us on this Wednesday evening for a discussion. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

July 28th

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

What to Accept and What to Reject (or How to make a decision)

August 1st

In his book, Ruling your World, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche provides practical guidance on how to live joyfully and in awakened connection with others. Join us for a discussion on this Wednesday evening. Everyone welcome Continue »

Learn to Meditate

August 4th

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

Sunday Morning Breakfast and Meditation

August 5th

Join us this Sunday morning for a light breakfast and opportunity to deepen your meditation practice. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

  • 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 

  • Seeing and Hearing with the Heart

    It is Saturday, June 10, 7:45 am and I am walking along Bloor Street towards the Shambhala Centre. Someone is walking purposefully towards me. Oh please let them walk past me. I’m in a hurry. I have a talk to give today and I need to practice. “Can you help me? I’m so hungry. I … Continue