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.

We aspire to create a welcoming, supportive, transparent and inclusive environment for everyone who comes through our doors. We invite all participants to read our Care and Conduct Statement prior to your visit.

 

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

COVID-19 - Update on Shambhala Centre Closure

January 1st—September 4th

To help with public health efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Shambhala Centre will be closed until further notice. Meanwhile, join us for ongoing online programs and events. Continue »

Comfortable with Uncertainty - Pema Chödron Reading Circle

November 11th—August 25th

Join us on all or any of these Wednesday evenings at 7:45pm for a reading circle on "Comfortable With Uncertainty," by Pema Chödron. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Anata - A Saturday Morning Talk on Egolessness - Online

July 31st

Join us for this Saturday morning workshop when we will listen to and discuss a recorded talk by Acharya Fleet Maul on the Buddhist notion of egolessness. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Learn to Meditate - Online

with Donald Eckler

August 7th

Held on the first Saturday of every month, this online program introduces beginners, and those wanting a refresher, to the practice of meditation. Everyone welcome Continue »

Compassion: A Five-day Morning Retreat

with Stanley Fefferman & Dr. Joe Lukezich

August 14th—August 18th

Join us for all or any part of this five-day online morning meditation retreat. Everyone welcome. No previous experience required. Continue »

Recent News – Our Blog

  • Children’s Day – Art Showcase

    In the Shambhala tradition we celebrate Nyida Days four times a year, marking the change of a season. These are special days when the whole community gathers together with family and friends, and everyone enjoys the festivities, special celebratory ceremonies, and delicious food. Winter Nyida Day is celebrated on Winter Solstice, the shortest day of … Continue 

  • Harvest of Peace

    On Saturday September 19, we held a Harvest of Peace gathering for the Toronto Shambala sangha. There was considerable hesitation about having a live, in-person event; but in the end we decided we wanted to provide an opportunity for friends to get together and enjoy the nurturing of community, while at the same time making … Continue