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

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 »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life: Thursday Evenings

November 23rd—December 21st

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Reading Circle: The Lost Art of Good Conversation

November 29th—December 20th

Join us on all or any of these Wednesday evenings for a reading circle on Sakyong Mipham's new book, The Lost Art of Good Convrsation. Everyone welcome Continue »

Centre Shambhala de Montréal

Children's Day

December 23rd

On the occasion of the Winter Solstice. For all children and their families. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Restoration: Caring for Ourselves and Offering to Others

with David Fowler & Alexis Shotwell

December 26th—January 1st (2018)

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

Gentleness is the Best Whip - Weekthun

with Donald Eckler

December 27th—January 2nd (2018)

Join us for this seven-day, city retreat at the Shambhala Meditation Centre Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Gentleness is the Best Whip - Two-Day Retreat

with Donald Eckler

December 27th—December 28th

Join us for this two-day, city retreat at the Shambhala Meditation Centre -- part of the seven-day weekthun. Open to everyone. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate

January 6th (2018)

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

January 7th (2018)

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life: Monday Evenings

January 8th—February 5th (2018)

Join us for this five-week, 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: Tuesday Mornings

January 9th—February 6th (2018)

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

Centre Shambhala de Montréal

Social Engagement Now!

January 9th (2018)

An evening of discussion on social engagement. Open to all. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Contentment in Everyday Life (ONLINE)

with Shastri Debbie McCubbin

January 9th—February 6th (2018)

By seeing the causes of dissatisfaction in our lives more clearly, we can develop a new relationship with its' ups and downs. We learn how meditation can bring us more peace and contentment. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Open Mic Poetry & Performance

January 10th (2018)

Back by popular demand! The Toronto Shambhala Centre is holding an open mic poetry and performance evening. Everyone welcome Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Level 3: Warrior in the World

with Alexis Shotwell & Loretta Colton

January 12th—January 14th (2018)

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 »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Heart of Recovery

January 13th (2018)

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

The Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Harald Dienes

January 16th—January 31st (2018)

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Warriors in the World: Celebrating Chögyam Trungpa, Sakyong Mipham, and Pema Chödron

January 17th—January 31st (2018)

Join us for three consecutive Wednesday evenings as we celebrate the wisdom of three profound Shambhala teachers. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 20th (2018)

Join us for this one-day retreat which introduces and deepens instruction on basic mindfulness meditation, and explores how we can bring meditation into our daily lives. Continue »