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

Reading Circle: When Things Fall Apart

March 7th—April 25th

Join us for any or all of these Wednesday evening reading classes on Pema Chodron's classic book, When Things Fall Apart. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training, Level II - Tuesday mornings

with Shastri Jil Amadio

March 20th—April 10th

Offered on Tuesday mornings, Birth of the Warrior looks at how to recognize the habitual patterns that prevent us opening to the experience of basic goodness. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Looking and Seeing: Introduction to Contemplative Photography

with John McQuade

March 24th—March 25th

When eye and mind are in the same place you see clearly and your images are vivid. A weekend workshop that introduces the Miksang contemplative photography practice. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

March 31st

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

Sunday Morning Breakfast and Meditation

April 1st

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

Recent News – Our Blog

  • Absence and the Experience: Paintings by Jordan Dunlop

    The Toronto Shambhala Meditation Centre Gallery is proud to present Jordan Dunlop’s exhibition Absence and the Experience. Absence and the Experience explores shifting states of identity and what Buddhism examines as the “self ” through an active meditation and painting practice. Here is what Jordan has to say about this specific body of work: Developing … Continue 

  • We Need to Talk!

    A couple weeks ago I was cleaning my office and listening to CBC’s Q. Tom Power was interviewing comedian and podcaster Marc Maron on what makes up a good interview. I wasn’t familiar with Maron but when he spoke about the depth of observations and connection that can arise in a conversation, he had my … Continue