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—December 31st

To help with public health efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Shambhala Centre will be closed until further notice. Meanwhile, join us for ongoing online programs and events. Continue »

Online - Comfortable with Uncertainty - Pema Chödron Reading Circle

April 8th—November 4th

Join us online for all or any of these Wednesday evenings at 7:45pm for a reading circle on "Comfortable With Uncertainty," by Pema Chödron. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Online - Community Dialogue: Racial Justice and Buddhism

October 8th—December 10th

Join us online for a participant-shaped exploration of the intersection of race and the cultural expression of buddhadharma in North America. Everyone welcome Continue »

Saturday Morning Workshop - Ecology of the Heart

with Nicholas Kranz

October 24th

How can we rise to the ecological challenges before us without burning out or falling into eco-anxiety and depression? Join us for this online course. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Haiku and Contemplative Mind - Online

with John McQuade

October 26th—November 23rd

An introduction to the practice, aesthetics and insights of Contemplative Haiku. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

  • 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 

  • 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