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

Why Become a Member of Shambhala?

August 28th

Join us on this Wednesday evening for this talk and discussion about what it means to be a member of the Toronto Shambhala Meditation Centre. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Pema Chödrön Video: How to Live Compassionately in a Troubled World

September 4th

Join us on this Wednesday evening at 8:15pm to watch and discuss a video of a talk by renowned Shambhala teacher, Pema Chodron. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

September 7th

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

Timekeeper Training

September 11th

Are you interested in learning how to be a timekeeper during our open meditation sessions? Join us on this Wednesday evening. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Jil Amadio

September 14th—September 15th

The Great Eastern Sun is the first of five weekends in the Sacred Path series. This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

  • Janieta Eyre at the Shambhala Gallery

    Janieta Eyre “… is one of Canada’s most original, provocative, and internationally acclaimed photographers.”  Suzanne Zelazo, in Incarnations   It is with great honour that we are presenting some of Janieta Eyre’s artworks at the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto.  In this small exhibition you will find four images printed on velvet, from the 2018 … Continue 

  • Highlighting Humanity in a Mindful Society

    Several members of the Toronto Shambhala community participated as speakers at the 4th annual A Mindful Society conference this past May. The conference connects professionals in education, healthcare, law, technology, workplace and life with leading thinkers, current research and mindfulness-based programs. It was a rich gathering of several hundred mindfulness practitioners interested in learning on … Continue