Welcome to the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Mississauga

Shambhala is a fresh expression of the spiritual journey for our time.  Our community includes people of all ages and walks of life who are looking for something – perhaps meditation instruction, a place to meditate regularly, talks and courses about developing awareness and compassion, a spiritual path, or a group of like-minded people to talk to.

See a short video about our centre:  Our local cable station did a segment on our centre in one of their shows – click to view Rogers Community TV Clip

Learn to meditate

Free meditation instruction Wednesday evenings 7 – 8 pm and Sunday mornings 10 – 11 am.

Perhaps you’ve decided you wanted to learn to meditate, or you’ve tried it on your own but have difficulties or questions. We offer free meditation instruction in an environment with other new people.  Our trained meditation guides will provide you with all the information and structure you need to begin your meditation practice. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Meditation cushions are provided. No experience necessary, no need to register ahead of time, just show up!

Open public meditation sittings & informal talks

Sunday morning at 10 – 11 am and Wednesday evening at 7 – 8 pm (followed by an informal talk)

Our regular group meditation sittings are silent, one-hour long, with a walking meditation for a few minutes halfway through.  Meditation is followed by a tea break and a one-hour informal talk and discussion.

Courses and Retreats

We also offer weekend and evening programs of various kinds. Through these programs we develop the possibility of meeting our everyday activities with awareness, peace, wisdom, compassion and a sense of humour.



Click on this calendar icon to what’s coming up or see the “Classes” tab for more details.

Recent News

  • Please Share Your Wish List for 2017 Courses

    We’re putting together our course calendar for 2017. We’d love to hear your requests, not just for core offerings — Shambhala Levels and the Everyday Life and Basic Goodness series — but also discussion groups on your favorite dharma or mindfulness books, workshops on specific topics you’d like to explore in more depth, or anything … Continue 

  • Upcoming Rigden Weekend

    If you’ve completed Level III or higher of the five-weekend Way of Shambhala retreat series (Levels I to V), you may be interested in an upcoming event at our sister centre, the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto. They’re offering a Rigden weekend January 27th to 29th, 2017. This program is available less often than others, … Continue