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 practising in other traditions are invited to check out this offerings. Learn to Meditate Monthly, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm

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. Apprendre à méditer Chaque deuxième mercredi du mois, 19 h à 20 h 30.

Featured Programs

Meditative Arts of Noticing

07 juillet—18 août

White Tara - A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Colin Cordner

10 juillet—07 août

This on-line course is a fascinating introduction to the short, daily White Tara visualization practice (or sadhana). This course comprises recorded lectures by a senior teacher and professor at Naropa University, and is complemented by live online practi Continue »

Contemplative Writing - A Weekend Zoom Retreat

with Miriam Hall

22 août—23 août

An introductory practice weekend with Contemplative Writing teacher Miriam Hall. The program includes instruction and practice guidelines, group sharing and feedback, group support and collective process. Open to all. Continue »