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

The Four Limitless Ones

November 14th—December 19th

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

Contentment in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

November 17th—December 15th

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

What if there is Nothing Wrong?

with Shastri Jil Amadio

December 18th - Date postponed or cancelled

This event has been postponed to January 22. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Continue »

Winter Solstice - Children's Day

December 22nd

At the Winter Solstice, we celebrate Children's Day to honor our children and to bring warmth, light and cheerfulness into the dark time of the year. Everyone welcome! Continue »

Winter Holiday Retreat: Quiet Mind/Open Heart - Weekthun

with Donald Eckler

December 27th—January 2nd (2020)

Come join us for our annual Winter Holiday Retreat. In this seven-day retreat we will explore the Shambhala Principle of basic goodness and how, in the midst of our busy lives, we can create a “Cradle of Loving kindness.” 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