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

Kawarthas: Meditation in Everyday Life

with David Marshall & Barbara Moffat

October 16th—November 13th

Join us at the new Kawarthas Shambhala Meditation Group in Peterborough for this Monday evening course, introducing meditation and how we can apply it in our everyday life. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life: Monday Evenings

with Margaret May & Marisa Neves

October 16th—November 13th

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

The Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Harald Dienes

October 19th—December 17th

A group practice that protects Shambhala warriors from the pitfalls of spiritual materialism Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

October 22nd—November 19th

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

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Shastri Jil Amadio

October 27th—October 28th

The Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training weekends and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Open to all. 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