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Important Notices & Special Events

Metta Course
The upcoming Metta course has been rescheduled to start on Wednesday, May 1st. The course will run Wednesday evenings, May 1st through June 5th. This 6 week course offers training in Mettabhavana, an ancient Buddhist meditation leading to the development of unconditional loving-kindness and friendliness. Read more...

Yard Sale
The spring edition of the semi-annual Zen centre yard sale is scheduled for May 11th! This sale is always a fun event for our members, their family and friends, and our greater community. We'd love to see you there! Read more...

Famine Relief Ceremony
On Thursday May 16th, 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 welcome whether or not you a member of the Centre. Read More...

Finding Your Seat — For New or Trial Members
Come for Tea and Conversation! Finding Your Seat is a program designed to help new and trial members become attuned to practice at the Centre, overcome feelings of strangeness at Zen Centre activities and meet other members. The next meeting with be Monday, May 27th. Read More...


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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