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: Pema Chödron's The Wisdom of No Escape

with Donald Eckler

October 10th—October 31st

Join us on all or any of these Wednesday evenings as we read and discuss Pema Chodron's classic book, The Wisdom of No Escape. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

October 21st—November 18th

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

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training, Level I - Monday Evenings

with Shastri Jil Amadio

October 22nd—November 5th

Join us for the Art of Being Human - the first in the series of Shambhala Training retreats and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

October 27th

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

Learn to Meditate

November 3rd

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