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

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help ? The Basic Goodness of Society

with David Fowler & Don Adams

May 30th—July 4th

This course explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. We look at a Shambhala understanding of society, and what enlightened society may be. Continue »

Centre Shambhala de Montréal

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Mahamane Kanouté

June 1st—June 29th - Date postponed or cancelled

Public Program. Five Thursday Evenings. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Lojong: Training in Compassion and Wisdom

with Bob Hollett

June 6th—July 11th

Atisha’s famed slogans are still relevant today in teaching us to use our difficulties and problems to awaken our hearts, rather than seeing the unwanted aspects of life as obstacles, Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Poetry and Stories with Stanley Fefferman

June 28th

Poet and longtime student of Shambhala, Stanley Fefferman will join us for a poetry reading, stories and discussion about his experiences with both Sakyongs. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate

July 1st—December 2nd

This half-day program introduces beginners, and those wanting a refresher, to the practice of meditation. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Breakfast and Meditation

July 2nd—December 3rd

Join us Sunday morning for a light breakfast and opportunity to deepen your meditation practice. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training I

with Shastri Jil Amadio

July 8th

The Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training weekends and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Open to all. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Heart of Recovery

July 8th

The Heart of Recovery is held every second Saturday of the month and is a meeting focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to recovery to addictions and addictive behaviour. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Silent Letters: Meditation and Western Calligraphy

with Donald Eckler

July 9th

In calligraphy, the simple act of putting ink on paper can be a direct way to see our mind--our fear, hesitation, joy, and appreciation. Our state of mind manifests on the page as we move the pen in our hand. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

July 9th

A monthly opportunity to practice the Shambhala Sadhana and sometimes listen to a talk from Shambhala Online. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Video Nights: The Science of Meditation

July 11th—August 8th

Each video is from the Science of Meditation Summit held in 2016 by the Shambhala Mountain Center. Featuring: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche; Dr. Rick Hanson; Dr. Matthieu Ricard; Dr. Dan Siegel; Ven. Thubten Chodron; Gaylon Ferguson and many others. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

The Way of Flowers: Miksang Contemplative Photography and Georgia O'Keeffe

with John McQuade

July 22nd—July 23rd

* NEW DATE * A Miksang contemplative photography workshop on photographing flowers, along with a look at the painting of Georgia O'Keeffe. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Nature Mirrored Within

with Mark Frutkin & Hilary Samuel

July 23rd

This event is held outdoors. Starting with a short sitting meditation, we then move into a guided walk to encounter nature’s elements mirrored within us. A mix of contemplation, meditation and discussion. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Proclaiming Humanity's Goodness: Shambhala Meditation

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

August 5th—August 6th

Shambhala Meditation is a practice that brings us home to the simplicity and wisdom of our human experience. It is a proclamation of humanity's goodness that helps us learn to work with our lives and embody the courage the world is calling for. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

August 7th

A monthly opportunity to practice the Shambhala Sadhana and sometimes listen to a talk from Shambhala Online. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Basic Goodness 3: What Is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Suzanne Schecter Côté

August 10th—September 14th

This course emphasizes some of the core Buddhist teachings and is oriented towards the experience of sacred world, the magic and wonder of the natural elements. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

One Week City Retreat: Gentleness is the Best Whip

with Donald Eckler

August 12th—August 18th

An opportunity to experience a retreat without having to travel out of town. It is a powerful deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation that transforms how we relate to ourselves and everyday life. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Heart of Recovery

August 12th

The Heart of Recovery is held every second Saturday of the month and is a meeting focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to recovery to addictions and addictive behaviour. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

August 20th—September 17th

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