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

Harvest of Peace

September 23rd

Join us for our annual celebration! Pot luck lunch and inspiring discussion and exploration about Gratitude. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Debbie McCubbin & Lee Inkster

September 24th—October 29th

POSTPONED 1 WEEK - starts Sept. 24th This introductory program 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, how we develop a 'coc Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Together Now, as We Are: Shambhala Regional Community Retreat

September 28th—September 30th

Toronto is hosting the first of two regional retreats where we will practice together, process deeply and explore what it might mean to create enlightened society now. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Together Now, as We Are: Great Lakes Region Community Retreat Part 1

September 28th—September 30th

Join us for this grass roots gathering of the regional community where we will co-create a safe and sane space for open hearted listening, envisioning and strengthening of our collective inspiration for our local community. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Basic Concepts of Buddhism

with Debbie McCubbin

October 6th

Join us for an easy-to-understand introduction to some basic Buddhist teachings: The Four Noble Truths, impermanence, karma and others. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Qigong Level 1 & 2

with Sophie Leger

October 13th—October 14th

Daoist Qigong (pronounced chee gong) is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

The Art of Being Human - One day retreat

with Shastri Jil Amadio

October 13th

For new or experienced meditators, We use meditation as a means to begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. This retreat provides practical instructions for transforming confused emotions 
and situations into effective actions Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Meditation in Everyday Life

October 15th—November 12th

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

Daoist Qigong, Level 3

with Sophie Leger

October 20th—October 21st

Daoist qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Prerequisite: Qigong Levels 1 & 2. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

October 21st—November 18th

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training, Level I - Monday Evenings

with Shastri Jil Amadio

October 22nd—November 5th

Offered on Monday evenings: the Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training retreats and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

November 6th—December 4th

Join us for this five-week, Tuesday morning course introducing meditation and how we can apply it in our everyday life. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Shambhala Training Level I
The Art of Being Human

with Gisele Laberge

November 9th—November 10th

Discover your tender heart with meditation. Public program open to all. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training, Level II - Weekend Retreat

November 10th—November 11th

In this weekend program, we look at how to recognize the habitual patterns that prevent us opening to the experience of basic goodness. Prerequisite: The Art of Being Human Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training, Level II - Monday Evenings

November 26th—December 17th

Offered on Monday evenings, Birth of the Warrior looks at how to recognize the habitual patterns that prevent us opening to the experience of basic goodness. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Social Meditation Program

with Shastri Nick Kranz

November 30th—December 2nd

Social Meditation turns social interaction into a meditation practice. As human beings, we’re wired for social interaction. Social Meditation utilizes this innate connectedness to strengthen our ability to remain in the present moment. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Level 3: Warrior in the World

with Alexis Shotwell

December 7th—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

Collective Awakening : A Social Meditation Gathering

with Shastri Nick Kranz

December 14th—December 16th

What does it mean to speak from our present moment experience? Everyone is welcome; no previous experience required! More details to come. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Winter City Retreat

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

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Jil Amadio

February 23rd—February 24th (2019)

In this program, we learn how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists -- the Great Eastern Sun. This retreat marks the beginning of the Sacred Path, which introduces further practices of warriorship. Continue »