Programs for Central Canada USA Region

Toronto Shambhala Center

Five Wisdoms: Heart Space Awareness

with John McQuade

July 27th—July 28th

Join us for this weekend program introducing Five Wisdoms -- a unique program designed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Everyone welcome Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

A Year of Deepening in Compassion: Part 3 Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta

July 28th—October 6th

Hear many of our most learned teachers, and gather together with students at our Meditation Centre to practice and contemplate the Mahayana Buddhist teachings. No prerequisites, all are welcome. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Summer Shambhala Meditation Retreat

with Tom Bell & Victoria Hagens

August 12th—August 18th

Join us for this week-long, city retreat focusing on the stages of Shambhala Meditation and the Buddhist view of how to meditate. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Meditation in Everyday Life

with David Fowler

August 24th—August 25th

This weekend retreat provides the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Looking and Seeing: An Introduction to Contemplative Photography

with John McQuade

September 7th—September 8th

Join us for this weekend workshop introducing the practice of contemplative photography. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Saturday Morning Workshop

with Shastri Jil Amadio

September 7th

TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED... Coffee's on! Shastri Jil Amadio will offer teachings, practical advice and inspiration to support you as you explore the richness and challenge of meditation practice. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Book Group: Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

September 10th—October 15th

Join our 6-week Book Group! We are led by a meditation instructor in an open discussion about the book, with tea and cookies provided. We meet every Tuesday evening 6:30pm - 8:30pm for six weeks. No need for any preparation, we'll read together. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

The Three Jewels: Heart teachings of the Buddha

with David Fowler

September 10th—September 24th

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Finding Peace: A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat With Suzanne Schecter-Côté

September 14th—September 15th

Feeling stressed? Want to experience more relaxation and peace of mind in your life? Many therapists and experts say that meditation can help. This weekend retreat offers an excellent and gentle introduction to the practice of meditation, in a safe and w Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Jil Amadio

September 14th—September 15th

The Great Eastern Sun is the first of five weekends in the Sacred Path series. This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Social Meditation Sunday (MSR)

with An-Phuong Nguyen

September 15th

What does it mean to speak from our experience of the present moment? Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

September 17th—October 15th

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

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Qigong Level 3

with Sophie Leger

September 21st—September 22nd

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Taoist Qigong, Levels 1 & 2

with Sophie Leger

September 28th—September 29th

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

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

October 4th—October 6th

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Saturday Morning Workshop:

with Shastri Jil Amadio

October 5th

TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED... Coffee's on! Shastri Jil Amadio will offer teachings, practical advice and inspiration to support you as you explore the richness and challenge of meditation practice. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Shambhala Training Level I
The Art of Being Human

October 18th—October 19th

Discovering your tender heart with meditation. Public talk on friday and the program are open to all. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training, Level I

October 19th

Join us for this one-day meditation retreat exploring our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Social Meditation Sunday (MSR)

with An-Phuong Nguyen

October 20th

What does it mean to speak from our experience of the present moment? Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Making Friends With Your Fears: a Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

October 26th—October 27th

Meditation practice allows us to notice how we sometimes create a cocoon of habits to hide from or ignore our fears. Through meditation, we can begin to make friends with those fears and habits and cut through their ability to control us. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Vajrayana Intensive (VSR)

with Christine Guest

October 26th—October 27th

For authorized students (Tantrikas) Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Saturday Morning Workshop:

with Shastri Jil Amadio

November 2nd

TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED... Coffee's on! Shastri Jil Amadio will offer teachings, practical advice and inspiration to support you as you explore the richness and challenge of meditation practice. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

November 5th—December 3rd

The final course in the Way of Shambhala series. This Tuesday morning course looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested. Prerequisites apply Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Celebrating the Vajrayana

with Acharya Christie Cashman

November 8th—November 11th

Throughout this four-day retreat, we will explore how wrathful, peaceful, and effortless vajrayana methods “touch the fruition,” and thus remind us of our inherent wisdom. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Shambhala Training Level II
Birth of the Warrior

November 8th—November 10th

How do we go out of the cocoon of our fear? Prerequisite Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Qigong Level 1 & 2

with Sophie Leger

November 16th—November 17th

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

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Social Meditation Sunday (MSR)

with An-Phuong Nguyen

November 17th

What does it mean to speak from our experience of the present moment? Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training, Level II - Weekend Retreat

November 23rd—November 24th

In this weekend program, we look at how to recognize the habitual patterns that prevent us opening to the experience of basic goodness. Prerequisite: Level I Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Taoist Qigong, Level 5

with Sophie Leger

November 30th—December 1st

Graduates of Qigong Level 4 are invited to Qigong Level 5. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Saturday Morning Workshop:

with Shastri Jil Amadio

December 7th

TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED... Coffee's on! Shastri Jil Amadio will offer teachings, practical advice and inspiration to support you as you explore the richness and challenge of meditation practice. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Waking Up to Our World Through Mindfulness Meditation

with David Fowler

January 18th—January 19th (2020)

Meditation practice can help us wake up to the contentment and joy that should be our natural right as human beings. But our busy lives, our habitual tendencies and our fears tend to get in the way. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Social Meditation Sunday (MSR)

with An-Phuong Nguyen

January 19th (2020)

What does it mean to speak from our experience of the present moment? Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Vajrayana Intensive (VSR)

with Christine Guest

January 25th—January 26th (2020)

For authorized students (Tantrikas) Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Four Thoughts
that Turn the Mind towards the Essential

with Danielle Lamoureux

February 7th—February 9th (2020)

Finding meaningful answers to our questions. Open to all. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Social Meditation Sunday (MSR)

with An-Phuong Nguyen

February 16th (2020)

What does it mean to speak from our experience of the present moment? Continue »