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

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Social Meditation

March 17th—June 10th

What does it mean to speak from our experience of the present moment? (2 Meditation Halls reserved) Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Warrior in the World, Shambhala Training Level III - Tuesday Mornings

with Shastri Jil Amadio

May 8th—May 29th

Join us on these Tuesday mornings for this offering of Warrior in the World. In this program, we begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our day to day activities. Prerequisitie: Level II. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life: Thursday Evenings

May 10th—June 7th

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 »

Toronto Shambhala Center

A Mindful Society Conference 2018

May 26th—May 27th

Join us at this year's A Mindful Society Conference where several Shambhala members will be presenting workshops on mindfulness-related topics. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training, Level IV - Weekend Retreat

with John McQuade

May 26th—May 27th

In Shambhala Training Level IV, we learn how to awaken and open our hearts so that we can communicate fully with the world. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training, Level III. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

May 27th—June 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 »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Debbie McCubbin & Bob Hollett

May 28th—June 25th

Whether you’re working with nagging self doubt or a life-threatening crisis, fear can be a major obstacle. Learning to face uncertainty with confidence and curiosity can help you connect with your basic goodness when you need it the most. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Bozica Costigliola

May 31st—June 28th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Participants will receive practical instructions for discovering trust and magic, even in the midst of challenge. (This course has prerequisites) Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Level V - Open Sky

with Shastri Jil Amadio

June 9th—June 10th

As your awareness sharpens and your heart softens, you begin to experience the open sky of clear mind. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life: Thursday Evenings

June 14th—July 12th

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Taoist Qigong, Levels 1 & 2

with Sophie Leger

June 16th—June 17th

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V - Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Jil Amadio

June 23rd—June 24th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

CITY WEEKTHUN: The Art of Simply Being.

with Henry Chapin & Shastri Bozica Costigliola

June 24th—June 30th

Retreat is a potent way to deepen our meditation practice. In this week of group retreat (weekthun), we will explore Shambhala Meditation, the felt personal experience of basic goodness, together with the practice and study of mindfulness-awareness (shama Continue »

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 »

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 »

Toronto Shambhala Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Shastri Debbie McCubbin

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 »