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

Monthly Advanced Practice Event

March 12th—December 3rd

Have you completed Shambhala Level V and beyond? We'll review all of the Way of Shambhala meditation techniques and deepen our practice and recite the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Ottawa Ashe Society

September 11th—May 14th (2018)

The Ottawa Ashe Society will be meeting on a bimonthly basis for meditation, stroke practice, contemplation and discussions. Continue »

Centre Shambhala de Montréal

Meditators Book Club

September 18th—March 5th (2018)

A moment to read and discuss the dharma. Open to all. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with David Fowler

September 28th—October 26th

Fearlessness in Everyday Life Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The me Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Kawarthas: Meditation in Everyday Life

with David Marshall & Barbara Moffat

October 16th—November 13th

Join us at the new Kawarthas Shambhala Meditation Group in Peterborough for this Monday evening course, introducing meditation and how we can apply it in our everyday life. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life: Monday Evenings

with Margaret May & Marisa Neves

October 16th—November 13th

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

The Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Harald Dienes

October 19th—December 17th

A group practice that protects Shambhala warriors from the pitfalls of spiritual materialism Continue »

Centre Shambhala de Montréal

Ikebana Workshop -Beginner Level

with Christine Guest

October 20th

Japanese floral arrangement. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Peaceful Heart, Brave Society

with Acharya Noel McLellan

October 21st

In this one day workshop Acharya McLellan will introduce and guide us in Shambhala Meditation, a profound and simple practice of feeling our humanity, being as we are, and touching the depths of our experience.  From there we will engage in the practice Continue »

Centre Shambhala de Montréal

Traditional Chinese Qigong Levels I and II

with Sophie Leger

October 21st—October 22nd

Cultivate a healthy body and a clear mind through the practice of Daoist Qigong. Public program open to all. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

What Is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Shastri Debbie McCubbin

October 21st—October 22nd

This weekend course is the third in the series. It emphasizes some of the core Buddhist teachings such as emptiness, how our perceptions arise, and the experience of the magic and wonder of the natural elements. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Lung for Shambhala Kyerim

with Acharya Noel McLellan

October 21st

5. Lung for The Kingdom of Sacredness Shambhala Kyerim, in preparation  for the online course to be taught by Acharya Christie Cashman in January Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

October 22nd—November 19th

Fourth in the series of Way of Shambhala weekly courses, this course runs for five consecutive Sunday evenings. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Shastri Jil Amadio

October 27th—October 28th

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

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

October 28th

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is teaching from his new book 'The Lost Art of Good Conversation'. The program will consist of live streaming and recorded talks from Denver, New York and Toronto.The Sakyong will be joined by renowned meditation teachers LodroRi Continue »

Centre Shambhala de Montréal

Miksang: Photography through the Mindful Eye

with Ian Kenney

October 28th—October 29th

This program on contemplative photography is open to professional photographers and beginners. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Contemplative Writing Workshop

with Tunde Nemeth & Mark Frutkin

October 28th

Writing, like meditation, is a solitary act that benefits greatly from practice with others. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Padmasambhava Feast

November 3rd

The Rain of Blessings Restricted to tantrikas who have received the empowerment at Sacred World Assembly or Vajrayana Seminary. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

November 4th

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is teaching from his new book 'The Lost Art of Good Conversation'. The program will consist of live streaming and recorded talks from Denver, New York and Toronto.The Sakyong will be joined by renowned meditation teachers LodroRi Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate

November 4th—December 2nd

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