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

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Bob Hollett & Shastri Debbie McCubbin

July 9th—August 6th

Explore how meditation can help you bring greater wisdom to working with obstacles and opportunities in life. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Weekend Retreat

with Donald Eckler

August 11th—August 12th

Join us for a weekend of meditation practice, August 11th and 12th. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Weekend meditation retreat in Mississauga

with Donald Eckler

August 11th—August 12th

Join us for a weekend of meditation practice - part of the week-long meditation retreat in Mississauga. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Week-long meditation retreat in Mississauga

with Donald Eckler

August 11th—August 17th

The Mississauga Shambhala Meditation Centre is offering a week-long meditation retreat. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Week Retreat

with Donald Eckler

August 11th—August 17th

Join us for a full week of meditation practice, August 11th through 17th (Saturday to Friday). This week will follow a retreat schedule of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Participants sleep at home. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Café: Communicating with Kindness

with David Fowler

August 12th

After practicing meditation, stay for a coffee and listen to a talk given by one of our senior Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors. The talk will introduce the Shambhala principles and how to apply meditation in our daily life. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Five Wisdoms and Dharma Art

with John McQuade

August 18th—August 19th

Five Wisdoms Maitri Space Awareness is a unique program presented by Chogyam Trungpa. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Michael Greenleaf

August 24th—August 26th

The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom explored in the Way of Shambhala culminates in unconditional confidence. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Level 2: Birth of the Warrior

with David Fowler & Loretta Colton

September 7th—September 9th

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 »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Collective Awakening : A Social Meditation Gathering

with Shastri Nick Kranz

September 7th—September 9th

What does it mean to speak from our present moment experience? Everyone is welcome; no previous experience required! Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Shastri Jil Amadio

September 8th

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 »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Qigong Level 5

with Sophie Leger

September 15th—September 16th

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

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Open GHouse

September 16th

Official inauguration of our new Centre. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Enlightened Society Assembly

with Acharya Adam Lobel & Jane Arthur

September 28th—October 6th

Join us at our first-ever regional Enlightened Society Assembly. Numerous prerequisites apply, but most will be offered in Mississauga, with others offered either online, or in Toronto Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Enlightened Society Assembly

with Acharya Adam Lobel & Jane Arthur

September 28th—October 6th

Enlightened Society Assembly is a 9-day gathering of Shambhala warriors to contemplate, practice and manifest the principles of basic goodness in order to create a good human society. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Qigong Level 1 & 2

with Sophie Leger

October 13th—October 14th

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Daoist Qigong, Level 3

with Sophie Leger

October 20th—October 21st

Daoist qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Prerequisite: Qigong Levels 1 & 2. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Shambhala Training level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Gisele Laberge

November 9th—November 10th

Discover your tender heart with meditation. Public program open to all. Continue »