Toronto Book Tour with Sakyong Mipham

Our communities have been forever changed by the effects of social media, computer technology and globalization in a way that has reduced the amount of time we have to spend with family and friends and changed the way we communicate with them and those around us.

We often communicate in sound bites and photo captions that do not create a sense of real connection with the people we care about. Too often we are reluctant to communicate for fear of tension and discord.

Sakyong Mipham shows us a way to do better

Sakyong Mipham

The Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto invites you to a profound weekend program that will give you insights to the importance of conversation, tools to improve your conversation ability, and practice in the art of good conversation.

Join us for the Friday night meditation and discussion with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and guests to hear a variety of perspectives on the vision and practicalities of using conversation to benefit our own lives and the world. When we are armed with a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom and compassion of others, we can take our first steps towards being helpful to the world as a whole.

Then on Saturday, Lodro Rinzler, renowned author, will host a day-long retreat featuring a talk by Sakyong Mipham and contributions by special guest Tara Slone and acclaimed international social activist Fleet Maull.

The full retreat includes the live events on Friday and Saturday and a six-week online companion, The Cushion Tour. The online companion features exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage from the tour as well as the live talks and live panel discussions with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche from each event in Denver, New York and Toronto. The Cushion Tour is also available if you are unable to attend the live Toronto event.


The Beanfield Centre, Lakeside Room
100 Princes’ Blvd, Exhibition Place


Friday, November 17 and Saturday November 18


Friday, November 17 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 18 – 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Cushion Tour includes Denver, New York City and Toronto beginning October 20th

For more information, and to buy tickets online, visit The Lost Art of Good Conversation website.


Full Retreat: Friday, Saturday and The Cushion Tour – $259
Friday Evening Event Only – $39
The Cushion Tour Only – $79

Questions? – contact us at


We will be offering a limited number of places to stay at the homes of Torontonians. Offerings may be beds or couches, and may necessitate walking up stairs. If you are interested, please indicate your name, number of people, date(s), special consideration, and we will see if we can accommodate you. Please send to: