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

Meditation in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

April 7th—May 12th

Join us for this five-week, Sunday evening course introducing meditation and how we can apply it in our everyday life. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Reading Circle: Making Friends with Death

April 10th—May 15th

Join us on all or any of these Wednesday evenings for a reading circle on Making Friends with Death by Judith Lief. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Together Now, as We Are: Creating Vibrant and Just Community

with Acharya Charlene Leung, Shastri Trinley Busby, Shastri Jil Amadio

April 27th—April 28th

Join us for this Great Lakes Region Community Retreat exploring creating vibrant and just community. Continue »

White Tara

May 1st—July 3rd

Join us for a guided White Tara practice session, open to everyone at 8:15pm on the first Wednesday evening of every month. Continue »

Absolute Photography as Modern Art

with John McQuade

May 4th—May 5th

Join us for this weekend workshop exploring the connection between contemplative photography and modern, abstract art. 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