x-Our Shambhala Neighbours

There are a number of nearby centres:

– Montreal Shambhala Centre

– Toronto Shambhala Centre

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

– Karme Chöling Shambhala Retreat Center near Barnet, Vermont.

For a full list of Central Canada programs you can go here or see below.

Where to Buy Cushions

There are often questions about where to get the cushions we have at the centre.  We are unaware of anyone in Ottawa who sells them, but if you know of someone, please contact us.

The cushions are made by Samadhi Cushions in Barnet, Vermont and you can order directly from them.

They are also available from Drala Books and Gifts in Halifax who will ship them.

Programs for Central Canada USA Region

Toronto Shambhala Center

COVID-19 - Update on Shambhala Centre Closure

January 1st—March 31st

To help with public health efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Shambhala Centre will be closed until further notice. Meanwhile, join us for ongoing online programs and events. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Being Contemplative: Ordinary Magic Liberation - Saturdays

with John McQuade

January 9th—February 6th

Join us for this online course exploring Haiku and the contemplative arts as a way of liberation. Runs five consecutive Saturdays. THIS CLASS IS FULL Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Being Contemplative: Ordinary Magic Liberation - Mondays

with John McQuade

January 11th—February 8th

Join us for this online course exploring Haiku and the contemplative arts as a way of liberation. Runs for five consecutive Monday evenings. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Home-based Retreat: Being Human in a Time of Disruption – Shambhala Training, Level 1

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 22nd—January 23rd

Join this at-home retreat exploring the view that human beings are fundamentally awake, resilient and compassionate. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

L'art d'être humain
– niveau I en français –
The Art of Being Human
– level I in French –

with Christine Guest & Francesca Dalio

January 23rd—January 24th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Social Presencing Theatre - Online

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

January 24th

Acharya Arawana Hayashi brings her teaching for a weekend of exploring mind, body, group relationships, and meditation. Everyone welcome Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Social Meditation Workshop

with Nicholas Kranz

January 30th

Social Meditation turns social interaction into a meditation practice. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Tonglen: Meditation for Love and Compassion - A Saturday Morning Workshop - Online

with Donald Eckler

February 20th

Tonglen, the practice of sending and receiving, is an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion. Everyone is welcome to this three-hour workshop. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Child of Illusion: Dharma and Dharma Art - Online - Saturdays

with John McQuade

February 27th—March 27th

In this course, we will explore the connection between the Mind Only school of Buddhism and the practices of contemplative or Dharma Art. Prerequisities apply. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Child of Illusion: Dharma and Dharma Art - Online - Mondays

with John McQuade

March 1st—March 29th

In this course, we will explore the connection between the Mind Only school of Buddhism and the practices of contemplative or Dharma Art. Prerequisities apply. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

The Basic Goodness of Reality - Online Sundays

with Shastri Jil Amadio

March 7th—March 21st

What Is Real? With so much uncertainty and change in our world, this question maybe more alive in our lives than ever before. Continue »