Children’s Day and Winter Solstice Celebration

Story by Kelly Murphy with photos by Victoria Hagens. On December 17, 2011, we celebrated Children’s Day and the Winter Solstice at the Toronto Shambhala Centre. It was one of the most elegant, cheerful, and inclusive events I have ever attended at the Centre! Many congratulations are deserved by Ruth, Sangye, Victoria, and John Crone, … Continue 

Restorative Circles at the Shambhala Centre

An article by Tina Lopes I was so grateful to learn that Nat Roman and the Shambala Meditation Centre were willing to allow people who are not members of the community to participate in the two-day introductory workshop on Restorative Circles. Everything I had read and heard about this process, which was developed by Dominic … Continue 

A Weekthun at Juniper Hill Retreat Centre

Article by Janet Murie with photos by Chris Luginbuhl. The weeks that led up to the week-long retreat at Juniper Hill Retreat Centre between Christmas and New Years were busy with social obligations, eating too much rich food and shopping for family and friends. I was looking forward to the imposed quiet of the week … Continue 

The Art of Being Human, January 2011

Photos by Chris Luginbuhl from the Art of Being Human, Shambhala Training, Level 1 with Henry Chapin.

September Simplicity Retreat at Juniper Hill

An article by Rachel Li.pton. For those who have made the decision to redirect their earth-bound lifetime towards a spiritual path, I feel a common point of origin may be shared. We awaken to our new-found spiritual aspirations, we delight in their discovery, and we begin our journey by fantasizing of a life of deep … Continue 

Summer 2010 Simplicity Meditation Retreat at Juniper Hill

An article by Nick Butler with photos by Chris Luginbuhl. The idea of attending a weekend meditation retreat sounded like a pretty idyllic escape from the beginning. But I must confess that, on the drive to Juniper Hill Retreat Centre, I found myself wondering what I was really getting myself into. After all, I had … Continue 

Families and Children in Toronto Shambhala

A message from the Steering Committee for Families and Children in Toronto Shambhala “May the heart of our community be warmed by the laughter of children, energized by the passion of teenagers, inspired by the pure vision of young adults, enriched by the generosity of parents, strengthened by the discipline of adults, stabilized by the … Continue