Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

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Learn to meditate and naturally grow your confidence, mindful awareness, and compassion.

The Ottawa Shambhala Meditation Centre offers meditation instruction, regular practice sessions, and a variety of classes and weekend retreats for new and experienced practitioners. Our community welcomes people from all walks of life, traditions and religions. Learn more about us.

The Shambhala teachings point to innate goodness as the nature of all individuals and society. Developing confidence in basic goodness through meditation supports us in cultivating gentleness and bravery in daily life and in service to others.

Getting started

Meditation is a practice anyone can do. New meditators and those practicing in other traditions are invited to attend one of our open houses.

While we are closed for moving, we are hosting Thursday evening meditation at 6:30pm and the 5 week class Meditation in Everyday Life (in English) at 7:30pm at the Dalhousie Community Centre at 755 Somerset St. West.  See our calendar listing for details.

Pour débuter

Tout le monde peut méditer. Que vous n’ayez jamais médité ou que vous pratiquiez dans une autre tradition, vous êtes invités aux séances ci-dessous.

Comme le Centre est fermé pendant le déménagement, nous tenons des séances de méditation le jeudi soir à 18 h 30 et un cours de 5 semaines sur la méditation au quotidien (en anglais seulement) à 19 h 30 au Centre communautaire Dalhousie situé au 755, rue Somerset Ouest. Veuillez consulter le calendrier pour de plus amples informations.