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

Fearlessness in Everyday Life: Thursday Evenings

June 14th—July 12th

Fourth in the series of Way of Shambhala weekly courses, this course runs for five consecutive Thursday evenings. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V - Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Jil Amadio

June 23rd—June 24th

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 »

Midsummer's Day

June 24th

Join us on Sunday, June 24th for a community celebration where we can relax together and appreciate the goodness of being alive. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Meditation at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)

June 30th

Are you unable to access the Toronto Shambhala Centre or do you know someone who would benefit from meditation instruction and is unable to get to the third floor Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

June 30th

Monthly gatherings to practise together and share through conversation and celebration our experiences of personal and societal basic goodness. Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

  • We Need to Talk!

    A couple weeks ago I was cleaning my office and listening to CBC’s Q. Tom Power was interviewing comedian and podcaster Marc Maron on what makes up a good interview. I wasn’t familiar with Maron but when he spoke about the depth of observations and connection that can arise in a conversation, he had my … Continue 

  • 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