Located near the town of Bancroft in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

The Samadhi Center

About the Samadhi Center

The Samadhi Center is located in a very quiet corner of Ontario, just south of Algonquin park, nestled among several hundred acres of beautiful forest and bordered by the Little Mississippi River. We are very conscious of the beneficial effects of being in nature and have made sustainable operations our priority. To this end, the Samadhi Center building is an off-grid solar powered building with a geodesic growing dome on site. The synergies between the natural environment and the meditation retreats we hold helps to connect participants with their inner stillness.

  • Daniel Schmidt

    The Samadhi Center was founded by Daniel Schmidt as an outer reflection of his inner world.
    His own inner guidance led him to create the Center as a space for meditators to gather and
    awaken to their true nature.

    Daniel has been practicing meditation and self inquiry for over 20 years and has been teaching meditation for 10 years, and draws on many different traditions in his teachings. Daniel is the
    creator of the award-winning film "Inner Worlds Outer Worlds" as well as the ongoing
    "Samadhi" series. As well he released a series of guided meditations and teachings
    as a practical guide to realizing Samadhi. His approach combines self-inquiry with traditional forms meditation so that participants have the opportunity to simultaneously realize their transcendent nature, and to purify themselves of conditioned patterns. The pathless path is to realize an ever-deeping development process within the self structure, and to simultaneously realize the emptiness of the self structure. Samadhi is when the world that is constantly changing merges or unites with the changeless. Check out some of his articles on meditation and awakening at AwakenTheWorld.com.

    Some recent interviews are here:

    Interview (May 2019): Buddha at the Gaspump interview on Youtube
    Interview (Mar. 2019): Daniel and Dr. Sherrill Sellman on The Love Code
    Interview (Oct. 2018): Daniel and author Holly Tse on Dragon Spirit Radio
    Tanya Mahar

    Tanya is whole-heartedly committed to the path of awakening, both through meditation and in day to day life. Having practiced various meditation methods for over 20 years, she loves to share her deep enthusiasm for practice and is an integral part of the Samadhi Center's vision of offering a welcoming community for those on their journey. Tanya feels that her role in serving and supporting all visiting meditators is a wonderful opportunity for deepening her own inner exploration.

  • Henry Melissa Gordon

    Henry has been a student of shamanic knowledge for 20 years and has worked for many years as a shamanic life coach and teacher. She is always looking to expand her knowledge of healing, energy flow, and to hone her connection to spirit, heart and nature. Henry has been a regular presenter of self-growth workshops that combine spirituality, creativity and healing at the Sacred Path Centre and at Grail Springs Wellness Retreat in Bancroft, ON. She also works as an artist with a vibrant creative practice that is deeply influenced by her shamanic interests.

  • Sound and vibration is used to connect participants with their inner worlds.

    • Library and common area.