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Important Notices & Special Events

Famine Relief Ceremony
On Thursday February 7th, we will hold a special Ceremony for the Relief of Famine during the evening's formal sitting. Famine Relief Ceremonies are a concrete way to express our compassion for those who are suffering from the deprivation of hunger. All are encouraged to attend. Read More...

Parinirvana Ceremony
On Sunday, February 10th, during the morning sitting, we will honour the founder of our faith, Shakyamuni Buddha and his passing away and extinction from the realm of birth and death. Preparatory work periods will be held after the Friday morning sitting as well as Saturday, February 9th. Read More...

Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, February 24th at 10:30 am. All Sangha members (including trial members) are welcome to attend this meeting, presented by the Board of Directors.

Finding Your Seat
The next session of our Finding Your Seat program will be held on Monday, February 25, from 7-8pm in our basement dining room. This informal get-together is an opportunity for new and trial members to ask any questions they may have about Zen practice and the activities of the Centre.

Jataka Tale/Working Person's Sesshin
The Centre will be closed to all but sesshin participants from the afternoon of Friday, March 1st through Friday, March 8th.

Buddha Hall Renovation

We've been back in our temple since the beginning of June, and are grateful to be using the newly expanded space! But we find ourselves in need of furniture and other supplies - everything you’d like to have to make our temple and grounds look their best. Can you help?

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Intro to Zen Workshops

Workshops are a practical and authentic introduction to Zen Buddhism. During the half-day schedule of talks, question periods, demonstrations and guided meditation, participants are introduced to the body-mind disciplines of Zen Buddhism.

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Mettabhavana Course

Mettabhavana is an ancient Buddhist meditation leading to the development of unconditional loving-kindness and friendliness. Metta is something you feel in your heart, a positive emotional state towards others as well as ourselves.

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