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

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Meditation in Everyday Life

October 29th—November 26th - Date postponed or cancelled

Begin or strengthen a regular meditation practice, in the company of others: explore technique, discuss obstacles, and discover connections between meditation, our everyday lives, and the health of society. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Making Friends With Death: Spiritual and Practical Concerns

with Donald Eckler & Gail Porter

November 17th

Join us for a discussion of the Shambhala Buddhist view of death and dying and some of the practical questions and concerns we may have about physician-assisted dying, abortion, and other issues. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Renew and Restore: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat

with Alexis Shotwell

November 24th

How can we sustain and nourish our own capacity to be present with our life? What does it mean to bring a quality of gentleness and vitality to our everyday experiences? In this day-long practice intensive, we will experience the benefits of restorative y Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Vowing Not To Burn Out

with Alexis Shotwell, Sheila Craig, Sean Dillon

November 25th

Our lives can feel completely overwhelming - sometimes this is simply because we meet so many challenges in just being alive, but also we can feel like we’re drowning when we are giving a lot of ourselves to things we care about and love. We burn out. Bur Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

First Open Group Sitting in our New Home!

December 2nd

Welcome to our bright, warm and welcoming new space. Special treats at tea time to celebrate! Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

The Gentle Heart and Fearless Mind In Times of Uncertainty

with Shastri Jil Amadio

December 2nd

Join us for this Sunday workshop where we will explore the fearless mind and gentle heart through the practice of meditation. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Level 3: Warrior in the World

with Alexis Shotwell

December 8th—December 9th

Examining our habitual tendencies, we begin to look at our willingness to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Social meditation (MSR)

with Shastri Nick Kranz

December 13th

What does it mean to speak from our experience of the present moment? Evening of practice. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Collective Awakening : A Social Meditation gathering

with Shastri Nick Kranz

December 14th—December 16th

Programme open to all. What does it mean to speak from our present moment experience? Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Tonglen: Meditation for Love and Compassion

with Donald Eckler

December 16th

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 »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Winter City Retreat: Slowing Down, Letting Go

with David Fowler

December 26th—January 1st (2019)

A city weekthun, or week-long practice intensive, is a unique opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. New and experienced meditators are welcome. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Winter Holiday Retreat - The Cradle of Loving Kindness

with Donald Eckler

December 27th—January 2nd (2019)

Come join us for our annual Winter Holiday Retreat. In this 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 »

Toronto Shambhala Center

A New Start: How to be of Benefit - Meditation as a path of Social Transformation

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 6th (2019)

Join us for this Sunday workshop where we will explore how the practice of meditation can help our world. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 10th—February 7th (2019)

This weekly class will explore awareness and compassion from the vantage point of "who am I?" focusing on the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, the arising of ego, and more. Open to all. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 12th (2019)

Join us for the Art of Being Human - the first in the series of Shambhala Training retreats and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

January 13th—February 3rd (2019)

This five-week, Sunday evening course is the third in the Way of Shambhala series. It introduces practical methods to develop ongoing kindness toward ourselves and others. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training, Level III - Weekend Retreat

February 9th—February 10th (2019)

In this program, we begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our day to day activities. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

February 12th—March 12th (2019)

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

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Art Part I: Coming to your senses

with Stephane Bedard

February 16th—February 17th (2019)

To be creative we must first perceive our world as it is. In Part I we explore how we perceive and how our thoughts influence what we perceive. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Why am I still thinking? Meditation Myths and How to Establish a Meaningful Practice

with Shastri Jil Amadio

February 16th (2019)

Join us for this Saturday workshop where we will dispel some of the myths of meditation and how to develop a meaningful practice. Everyone welcome. Continue »