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

Basic Goodness 3: What Is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Suzanne Schecter Côté

August 10th—September 14th

This course emphasizes some of the core Buddhist teachings and is oriented towards the experience of sacred world, the magic and wonder of the natural elements. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

with Jen Janes & Kelly Murphy

August 20th—September 24th

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

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Meditation in Everyday Life

with David Fowler

August 25th—August 27th

This course provides the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our lives, bringing greater stability, strength, and clarity. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Dorje Kasung Encampment

September 1st—September 4th

For experienced members and new people interested learning about Dorje Kasung practice, This is a rare opportunity to be involved in Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's (lineage holder and head of all of Shambhala) visit to Toronto in November 2017. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate

September 2nd—December 2nd

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

September 3rd—December 3rd

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

Centre Shambhala de Montréal

Course Meditation in everyday life

September 5th—October 3rd

Public program for those who want to introduce a meditation practicein their life. Five Tuesday evenings. No prerequisite. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

September 8th

A monthly opportunity to practice the Shambhala Sadhana and sometimes listen to a talk from Shambhala Online. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Shambhala Art - An Introduction

with Stephane Bedard

September 8th

Join us on this Friday evening for an introductory presentation on Shambhala Art. You do not have to be taking the weekend program to attend this presentation. Everyone is welcome. Continue »

Centre Shambhala de Montréal

Shambhala Training Level I : The Art of Being Human.

with Esther Rochon

September 8th—September 9th

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Shambhala Art Part One - Coming to your Senses

with Stephane Bedard

September 9th—September 10th

Shambhala Art is a hands-on approach to creativity. Senior Shambhala Art teacher, Stéphane Bédard, from Montréal will be to leading this weekend program. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Heart of Recovery

September 9th

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 »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Family Meditation

with Jessie-Lee Wallace

September 10th

Being in the present moment is a gift we give to our children and ourselves.Families, children and youth are welcome to join us for this special edition of meditation instruction. Continue »

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 »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Open Mic Poetry

September 13th

Come and share your poetry, read a poem that has inspired or affected you in a positive way, or just come to listen. Everyone welcome on this Wednesday evening Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Social Meditation & Awakened Community

with Shastri Nick Kranz

September 15th—September 17th

Social Meditation is a group practice that facilitates creating a culture of nowness, by bringing the wisdom of meditation into the vibrancy of social interaction. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Level 4: Awakened Heart

with Shastri Bozica Costigliola & David Fowler

September 15th—September 17th

Trusting further in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Continue »

Hamilton Shambhala Meditation Group

Miksang Contemplative Photography Workshop

with John McQuade

September 16th—September 17th

This introductory contemplative photography workshop requires no photography experience. You need only some kind of digital camera or smartphone and a willingness to explore the visual world. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Bozica Costigliola & Alexis Shotwell

September 19th—October 17th

This course provides the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our lives, bringing greater stability, strength, and clarity. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life: Thursday Evenings

with Simone Moir & Janet Pal

September 21st—October 19th

This five-week, Thursday 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 »