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

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part II: The Joyful Snow Lion and The Paramitas

May 5th—June 30th

No Prerequisites. We will explore the Shambhala Mahayana teachings, taught live online by Shambhala Acharyas, which includes an exploration of Relative Bodhicitta and how we put our aspiration into action with the Paramitas. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

May 19th—June 16th

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

Joy in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

with Shastri Jil Amadio

May 28th—June 25th

This five-week, Tuesday morning course is the third in the Way of Shambhala series. It introduces practical methods to develop ongoing kindness toward ourselves and others. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

New Dates - The Zen of You and Me

with Mike Verhey

May 28th—June 25th

A Book Group on The Zen of You and Me - a Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone by Diane Musho Hamilton Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

The Art of Being Human - 1 Day Retreat

with Shastri Jil Amadio

June 22nd

(aka Shambhala Level I) For new meditators or those wanting to refresh their practice. This retreat explores and deepens our meditation practice and our ability to relax in the freshness of the present moment, no matter what that moment may bring. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Midsummer's Day Picnic

June 29th

You are all warmly invited to celebrate the summer solstice with a picnic / BBQ at Laurier Park, our centre’s "back yard" ! Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Summer Shambhala Meditation Retreat

with Tom Bell & Victoria Hagens

August 12th—August 18th

Join us for this week-long, city retreat focusing on the stages of Shambhala Meditation and the Buddhist view of how to meditate. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

September 10th—October 8th

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

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Level I: The Art of Being Human

September 14th—September 15th

This first weekend 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 »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Taoist Qigong, Levels 1 & 2

with Sophie Leger

September 28th—September 29th

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

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Qigong Level 1 & 2

with Sophie Leger

November 16th—November 17th

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