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Important Notices & Special Events

Kannon Ceremony — Sunday, January 13 at 8:30 am
In this ceremony we will pay homage to Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. This bodhisattva, so beloved in Mahayana countries, is the embodiment of tender compassion. Through this ceremony, we thank Kannon for her unceasing help. Read more...

Centre Closed during January Sesshin — January 18 to 23
The Centre will be closed to all but sesshin participants from the afternoon of Friday, January 18 through Wednesday, January 23. The Centre and office will also be closed on Thursday, January 24. Sittings resume on Friday morning.

Finding Your Seat — Monday, January 28
The next session of our Finding Your Seat program will be held on Monday, January 28, 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.

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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