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Important Notices & Special Events

Metta Course
The upcoming Metta course has been rescheduled to start on Wednesday, May 01st. The course will run Wednesday evenings, May 01 through June 05. This 6 week course offers training in Mettabhavana, an ancient Buddhist meditation leading to the development of unconditional loving-kindness and friendliness. Read more here...

Yoga Classes
Starting on Monday, April 1st, Beth Conklin will be offering 6 weeks of yoga classes at the Zen Centre from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Beth is is an experienced yoga teacher with an interest in contemporary interdisciplinary movement practices. She offers classes that are safe, enjoyable, challenging, and accessible to different bodies and skill levels. Read more here...

Project Neutral
During the evening sitting on Thursday, April 11 Katie Harper - the Director of Project Neutral - will do a presentation at the Zen Centre and show members how to reduce our carbon footprint.

Temple Nights
Our two Temple Nights at the Centre will occur on Tuesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 28, starting at around 6:30 p.m. each evening. Attending Temple Night will afford members, their families, and friends a special opportunity for informal practice - to make devotions while looking at beautiful altars, to sit in zazen, to make prostrations, offer incense, and to express gratitude for our wonderful practice.

Jukai Ceremony
On Sunday, March 31, the Centre will hold a most significant ceremony -- the Jukai Ceremony. Members who participate in the Jukai Ceremony are expressing their intention - as Buddhists - to follow the path of the Buddha, by first making repentance, and then vowing to uphold the Buddhist Precepts.

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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