Toronto Book Tour with Sakyong Mipham


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 Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Harald Dienes

September 19th—October 5th

A group practice that protects Shambhala warriors from becoming more selfish and arrogant on the path of meditation. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life: Thursday Evenings

with Simone Moir & Janet Pal

September 21st—October 19th

This five-week, Thursday evening course is the third in the Way of Shambhala series. It introduces practical methods to develop ongoing kindness toward ourselves and others. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 23rd

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, we invite you and your family to our Harvest of Peace celebration. Continue »

Why Meditate?

September 27th

Why meditate? What are the benefits? What is our motivation? Join us on this Wednesday evening at 8:15pm for an open discussion about meditation. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

October 7th—December 2nd

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

Recent News – Our Blog

  • Seeing and Hearing with the Heart

    It is Saturday, June 10, 7:45 am and I am walking along Bloor Street towards the Shambhala Centre. Someone is walking purposefully towards me. Oh please let them walk past me. I’m in a hurry. I have a talk to give today and I need to practice. “Can you help me? I’m so hungry. I … Continue 

  • Spark wisdom this spring

    In early August 2011 I spent a week in Halifax at a retreat called “Being Brave: Transforming Your World.” I remember seeing ads for the retreat on the sides of city buses. Shambhala in Halifax was as big in the bus ad world as musicals are in Toronto! The teachers were Sakyong Mipham, Pema Chödrön, … Continue