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 3 Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta

July 28th—October 6th

Hear many of our most learned teachers, and gather together with students at our Meditation Centre to practice and contemplate the Mahayana Buddhist teachings. No prerequisites, all are welcome. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Sunday Morning Open Group Sitting Meditation plus Free Meditation Instruction

August 4th—December 29th

Join us for one hour of sitting meditation followed by tea and an informal group discussion related to meditation. All are welcome! Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Wednesday Evening Open Group Sitting Meditation plus Free Meditation Instruction

August 7th—September 11th

NEW! For 6 Wednesday evenings after meditation we will have an informal group discussion about Pema Chodron’s book, The Places that Scare You. Drop in any Wednesday. 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 »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Meditation in Everyday Life

with David Fowler

August 24th—August 25th - Date postponed or cancelled

This weekend retreat provides the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Saturday Morning Workshop

with Shastri Jil Amadio

September 7th

TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED... Coffee's on! Shastri Jil Amadio will offer teachings, practical advice and inspiration to support you as you explore the richness and challenge of meditation practice. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Public Open House

September 8th

An occasion to bring a friend, visit the centre and hear about the Fall-Winter program. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Book Group: Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

September 10th—October 15th

Join our 6-week Book Group! We are led by a meditation instructor in an open discussion about the book, with tea and cookies provided. We meet every Tuesday evening 6:30pm - 8:30pm for six weeks. No need for any preparation, we'll read together. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Finding Peace: A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat With Suzanne Schecter-Côté

September 14th—September 15th

Feeling stressed? Want to experience more relaxation and peace of mind in your life? Many therapists and experts say that meditation can help. This weekend retreat offers an excellent and gentle introduction to the practice of meditation, in a safe and w Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Jil Amadio

September 14th—September 15th

The Great Eastern Sun is the first of five weekends in the Sacred Path series. This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Social Meditation Sunday (MSR)

with An-Phuong Nguyen

September 15th

What does it mean to speak from our experience of the present moment? Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

September 15th—October 13th

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

September 17th—October 15th

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

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

October 4th—October 6th

It is recommended to have an experience in sitting meditation. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Saturday Morning Workshop:

with Shastri Jil Amadio

October 5th

TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED... Coffee's on! Shastri Jil Amadio will offer teachings, practical advice and inspiration to support you as you explore the richness and challenge of meditation practice. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Shambhala Training Level I
The Art of Being Human

with Danielle Lamoureux

October 18th—October 19th

Discover your tender heart with meditation. Friday and Saturday. The Friday evening talk is open to the public.. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Dr. John Smythe

October 19th—October 20th

Join us for this one-evening plus one-day meditation retreat exploring our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Social Meditation Sunday (MSR)

with An-Phuong Nguyen

October 20th

What does it mean to speak from our experience of the present moment? Continue »