Programs

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 31st—December 25th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a group practice that involves chanting of a text to invoke the presence of our lineage. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Six Talks on the Protector Principle and Protectors

September 5th—October 10th

Join us on these Thursday evenings for all or part of this six-week course based on recorded videos of talks on the protector principle by senior Shambhala teacher, Walker Blaine. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

September 17th—October 15th

Fourth in the series of Way of Shambhala weekly courses, this course runs for five consecutive Tuesday mornings. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Sexualized Violence and Consent Workshop for Shambhala Centre Teachers and Volunteers

September 21st

A half-day workshop for Shambhala Centre teachers and volunteers offered by the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape. Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

Join us on this day as we gather to celebrate the richness of the season. Everyone welcome. **UPDATED** Continue »

Taoist Qigong, Levels 1 & 2

with Sophie Leger

September 28th—September 29th

Learn how to energetically strengthen both body and mind through Qigong. Open to all. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

October 5th

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

Sunday Morning Meditation

October 6th

Join us for this Sunday morning meditation session which includes gently guided practice, sitting and walking meditation, reading, and loving-kindness practice. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Comfortable with Uncertainty - Pema Chödron Reading Circle

October 9th—November 13th

Join us on all or any of these Wednesday evenings at 8:15pm for a reading circle on "Comfortable With Uncertainty," by Pema Chödron. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Looking and Seeing: An Introduction to Contemplative Photography

with John McQuade

October 12th—October 13th

Join us for this weekend workshop introducing the practice of contemplative photography. One or two-day options. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Dr. John Smythe

October 19th—October 20th

Join us for this one-evening plus one-day meditation retreat exploring our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Tonglen: Meditation for Love and Compassion

with Donald Eckler

November 3rd

Tonglen is a gentle step by step process for opening the heart. This meditation workshop will teach the formal practice of tonglen as well as informal ways to take tonglen into our everyday lives. Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

November 5th—December 3rd

The final course in the Way of Shambhala series. This Tuesday morning course looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested. Prerequisites apply Continue »

Celebrating the Vajrayana

with Acharya Christie Cashman

November 8th—November 11th

Throughout this four-day retreat, we will explore how wrathful, peaceful, and effortless vajrayana methods “touch the fruition,” and thus remind us of our inherent wisdom. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

November 17th—December 15th

In this five-week, Sunday evening course, we deepen our meditation experience through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Open to all. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training, Level II - Weekend Retreat

November 23rd—November 24th

In this weekend program, we look at how to recognize the habitual patterns that prevent us opening to the experience of basic goodness. Prerequisite: Level I Continue »

Taoist Qigong, Level 5

with Sophie Leger

November 30th—December 1st

Graduates of Qigong Level 4 are invited to Qigong Level 5. Continue »

Winter Holiday Retreat: Quiet Mind/Open Heart - Weekthun

with Donald Eckler

December 27th—January 2nd (2020)

Come join us for our annual Winter Holiday Retreat. In this seven-day retreat we will explore the Shambhala Principle of basic goodness and how, in the midst of our busy lives, we can create a “Cradle of Loving kindness.” Continue »

Winter Holiday Retreat: Quiet Mind/Open Heart - Three Days

with Donald Eckler

December 27th—December 29th

Can't make the seven-day retreat or otherwise prefer a shorter retreat? Join us for this three-day retreat to deepen your mindfulness-awareness meditation -- a technique that transforms how we relate to ourselves and everyday life. Continue »