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 Shambhala Centre Closure

January 1st—April 30th

To help with public health efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Shambhala Centre will be closed for at least three weeks, starting Monday March 16th. Continue »

Online Meditation Session - Tuesday Evenings

March 17th—April 28th

Join us for an online guided meditation session offered on three Tuesdays while the Shambhala Centre is closed due to the virus pandemic. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Online Meditation Session - Wednesday Evenings

March 18th—April 29th

Join us for an online guided meditation session offered for three Wednesdays while the Shambhala Centre is closed due to the virus pandemic. All welcome. Continue »

Social Meditation - Online Fridays

March 20th—April 3rd

Social Meditation resumes on Friday evenings starting March 20 at 7:00pm. For now we will practice online until the Shambhala Centre re-opens. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Online - Saturday Morning Dharma Study and Practice

with Shastri Jil Amadio

March 28th

A Saturday morning of meditation and dharma study -- online with Shastri Jil Amadio. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

  • New Millennial Practice Group Starting

    For many of us, our curiosity with meditation and spirituality was sparked by suffering. We seek an ability to manage the craziness of our minds so that our minds work for us, instead of against us. Western psychiatric medicine and self-help have adopted mindfulness as a go-to intervention for a host of conditions, mental and … Continue 

  • Celebration – Sheree Rasmussen at the Shambhala Centre Gallery

    The Toronto Shambhala Centre Community Art Gallery is presently showing “Celebration,” the works of textile artist Sheree Rasmussen. Her beautiful hangings are evocative of the great modernists Chagall, Klimt, Miro, and Basquiat, as well as the folk patterns of the Balkans and Middle East. In Sheree’s own words: “As I layer the fabric pieces, cut … Continue