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

Shambhala Midsummer's Day Picnic

June 24th

Join us for our annual celebration of the Summer Solstice! Continue »

Bravery: The Living Buddha Within You

June 27th

A Tuesday evening reading and discussion of a chapter in Frank Berliner's most recent book, Bravery: The Living Buddha Within You. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Poetry and Stories with Stanley Fefferman

June 28th

Poet and longtime student of Shambhala, Stanley Fefferman will join us for a poetry reading, stories and discussion about his experiences with both Sakyongs. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

July 1st—December 2nd

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

Sunday Morning Breakfast and Meditation

July 2nd—December 3rd

Join us Sunday morning for a light breakfast and opportunity to deepen your meditation practice. Everyone welcome. 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