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

Comfortable with Uncertainty - Pema Chödron Reading Circle

October 9th—November 13th

Join us on all or any of these Wednesday evenings at 8:15pm for a reading circle on "Comfortable With Uncertainty," by Pema Chödron. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Dr. John Smythe

October 19th—October 20th

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

Learn to Meditate

November 2nd

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

Tonglen: Meditation for Love and Compassion

with Donald Eckler

November 3rd

Tonglen is a gentle step by step process for opening the heart. This meditation workshop will teach the formal practice of tonglen as well as informal ways to take tonglen into our everyday lives. Continue »

The Four Limitless Ones

November 14th—December 12th

Join us on these Thursday evenings for all or part of this five-week course based on recorded videos of talks on the Four Limitless Ones by Shambhala Acharyas (senior teachers). 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