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

Joy in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

with Donald Eckler & Kelly Murphy

January 6th—February 3rd

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 »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Margaret May

January 10th—February 7th

This is the first of the Way of Shambhala "In Everyday Life" courses. Join us for 5 Thursday evenings in a program designed to offer the instruction, support, and the encouragement you need to establish or revitalize your meditation practice. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 10th—February 7th

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 »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

The Art of Being Human
Shambhala Training Level I

with Marjolaine Robert

January 18th—January 19th

A glimpse of basic goodness and discovery of tender heart through meditation. Public program open to all. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

The Gentle Heart in Uncertain Times - Saturday morning workshop

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 19th

Being able to work with uncertainty in our lives is key to living a fulfilling life. When we are willing to work with fear we discover our gentle heart, giving us a way through uncertainty. Coffee's on! Join us on Saturday. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human:

with Henry Chapin

January 26th—January 27th

This first level of Shambhala Training introduces the practice of meditation instruction as a means of opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation. Through meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Feeling Human Again - One Day Shambhala Retreat (Level 1)

with Shastri Jil Amadio

February 2nd

Open to all! This retreat presents the view that unconditional goodness is 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

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

with Victoria Hagens

February 9th—February 10th

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

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

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Why am I still thinking? Meditation Myths and How to Establish a Meaningful Practice- Saturday morning workshop

with Shastri Jil Amadio

February 16th

We will explore together what it means to meditate and demystify mindfulness. Coffee's on! Join us on Saturday. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

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

with Shastri Jil Amadio

February 17th

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

February 17th—March 17th

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Jil Amadio

February 23rd—February 24th

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 »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Level 2: Birth of the Warrior

with Alexis Shotwell & Loretta Colton

March 2nd—March 3rd

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Making Friends with our Emotions - Saturday morning workshop

with Shastri Jil Amadio

March 2nd

Often we experience our emotions as problematic and can find ourselves struggling against them. In this workshop we will explore how making friends with our emotions furthers our journey. Coffee's on! Join us on Saturday. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Taoist Qigong, Levels 1 & 2

with Beth Latchis

March 16th—March 17th

Learn how to energetically strengthen both body and mind through Qigong. Open to all. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Slow down, breathe, be present - Saturday morning workshop

with Shastri Jil Amadio

March 16th

This session will include guided meditation instruction and you will be introduced to a practice designed to help decrease everyday stress and enhance the joy in your life. Coffee's on! Join us on Saturday morning. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Qigong Level 3

with Sophie Leger

March 23rd—March 24th

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Fearless Female Warrior Series: White Tara

with Shastri Jil Amadio & Harald Dienes

March 23rd

Join us for this one-day retreat on White Tara who is known in Tibet as “She Who Liberates”—a compassionate bodhisattva who delivers us from fear and protects us from harm so we may help others. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

April 7th—May 5th

The final evening course in the Way of Shambhala series. This course looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested. Prerequisites apply Continue »