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.

We aspire to create a welcoming, supportive, transparent and inclusive environment for everyone who comes through our doors. We invite all participants to read our Care and Conduct Statement prior to your visit.


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

COVID-19 - Update on Re-Opening Plans

October 3rd—May 6th

The Shambhala Centre is beginning to gradually re-open our doors with COVID-19 protocols in place. Continue »

The Four Noble Truths - Online Workshop

with Stanley Fefferman

January 15th—April 16th

Join us for all or any part of this online series of monthly workshops on the Buddha's teaching of the four noble truths. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Open Sky: Shambhala Training, Level V - Online

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 29th—January 30th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Learn to Meditate - Online

with Donald Eckler

February 5th

This month join us online for an introduction to meditation. Everyone welcome Continue »

Millennial Practice Group

February 7th

Come and join a group of millennial practitioners committed to incorporating the path of meditation into the challenges of daily life. Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

  • Children’s Day – Art Showcase

    In the Shambhala tradition we celebrate Nyida Days four times a year, marking the change of a season. These are special days when the whole community gathers together with family and friends, and everyone enjoys the festivities, special celebratory ceremonies, and delicious food. Winter Nyida Day is celebrated on Winter Solstice, the shortest day of … Continue 

  • Harvest of Peace

    On Saturday September 19, we held a Harvest of Peace gathering for the Toronto Shambala sangha. There was considerable hesitation about having a live, in-person event; but in the end we decided we wanted to provide an opportunity for friends to get together and enjoy the nurturing of community, while at the same time making … Continue