Programs for Central Canada USA Region

Toronto Shambhala Center

Mississauga: Saturday Morning Workshop Series

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 5th—March 16th

Join us at the Mississauga Shambhala Centre for a series of Saturday morning workshops led by senior Shambhala teacher Shastri Jil Amadio. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part 1

February 10th—April 21st

No prerequisites! Explore Mahayana Buddhist concepts taught live online by Shambhala Acharyas (senior teachers) tonglen taught by Pema Chodron, group discussion, contemplative and meditation practices. PLUS make-up sessions if you miss one. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

February 12th—March 12th

In this five-week, Tuesday morning course, we deepen our meditation experience through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Open to all. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

February 17th—March 17th

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

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Shambhala Training Level IV
Awakened Heart

with Christine Guest

February 22nd—February 24th

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the world Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Level 2: Birth of the Warrior

with Alexis Shotwell & Loretta Colton

March 2nd—March 3rd

The Birth of the Warrior. We discover how meditation practice helps us cut through the cocoon of habits and neuroses we all spin to keep us separate from actually experiencing the world in all its freshness and goodness. Continue »

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Making Friends with our Emotions - Saturday morning workshop

with Shastri Jil Amadio

March 2nd

Often we experience our emotions as problematic and can find ourselves struggling against them. In this workshop we will explore how making friends with our emotions furthers our journey. Coffee's on! Join us on Saturday. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Windhorse

with Shastri Bozica Costigliola

March 9th—March 10th

Toronto Shambhala Center

Taoist Qigong, Levels 1 & 2

with Beth Latchis

March 16th—March 17th

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

Mississauga Shambhala Centre

Slow down, breathe, be present - Saturday morning workshop

with Shastri Jil Amadio

March 16th

This session will include guided meditation instruction and you will be introduced to a practice designed to help decrease everyday stress and enhance the joy in your life. Coffee's on! Join us on Saturday morning. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Qigong Level 3

with Sophie Leger

March 23rd—March 24th

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Fearless Female Warrior Series: White Tara

with Shastri Jil Amadio & Harald Dienes

March 23rd

Join us for this one-day retreat on White Tara who is known in Tibet as “She Who Liberates”—a compassionate bodhisattva who delivers us from fear and protects us from harm so we may help others. Continue »

Centre de méditation Shambhala de Montréal

Shambhala Training Level I
The Art of Being Human

with Marjolaine Robert

March 30th—March 31st

You experience a glimpse of basic goodness and you discover your tender heart through meditation. Public program open to all. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

April 7th—May 5th

The final evening course in the Way of Shambhala series. This 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 »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Qigong Level 4

with Sophie Leger

April 13th—April 14th

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

Toronto Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

April 16th—May 14th

This five-week, Tuesday morning 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 »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

April 26th—April 28th

This weekend retreat is open to practitioners at all levels—tantrikas and newer students—who wish to deepen their meditation practice. Mahamudra, the "great symbol," is among the most profound traditions of vajrayana Buddhism, but it is also extremely sim Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Together Now, as We Are: Creating Vibrant and Just Community

with Acharya Charlene Leung, Shastri Trinley Busby, Shastri Jil Amadio

April 27th—April 28th

Join us for this Great Lakes Region Community Retreat exploring creating vibrant and just community. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Ashe Mahamudra Day

with Acharya Richard John

April 29th

This retreat is open to Shambhala tantrikas, who have attended SWA or Vajrayana Seminary. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training, Level I

with Shastri Jil Amadio

May 25th

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

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging with Stéphane Bédard

May 25th—May 26th

Ikebana is the Japanese art and contemplative practice of flower arranging dating back to the 6th century. As a “meditation in action,” Ikebana helps us connect to the present moment and wakes up our sense perceptions. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Jil Amadio

June 6th—June 9th

Students who have a strong personal meditation practice and feel inspired and ready to help others on their meditative journeys are invited to apply for Shambhala Guide Training. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Level 3: Warrior in the World

with David Fowler

June 8th—June 9th

Examining our habitual tendencies, we begin to look at our willingness to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Toronto Shambhala Center

Taoist Qigong, Level 4

with Sophie Leger

June 15th—June 16th

Taoist qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Prerequisite: Level 3 Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

TBD: BOOK CLASS

with Loretta Colton

August 8th—September 5th

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Level I: The Art of Being Human

September 14th—September 15th

This first weekend of Shambhala Training introduces the practice of meditation instruction as a means of opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation. Through meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness. Continue »

Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Qigong Level 5

with Sophie Leger

September 21st—September 22nd

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 »

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 »

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 »