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 instruction

Wednesdays 7 – 8 pm

Sundays 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

(followed by tea & informal talks)

Wednesdays 7 – 8 pm

Sundays 10 – 11 am

Our regular group meditation sittings are silent, shamatha/vipassana one-hour long, with a walking meditation 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 the calendar icon below to what’s coming up or see the “Classes” tab for more details.calendar_shambhala

Recent News

  • Introducing our New Buddhism for Beginners Series

    What do we mean when we talk about karma? How do we get from “monkey mind” to mental clarity? And how long does it really take to achieve enlightenment? Although Shambhala evolved from Tibetan Buddhism, we tend to avoid traditional Buddhist terminology in the interest of staying secular, modern, and accessible to folks of all … Continue 

  • 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