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Toronto Zen Centre

A Buddhist Community

Important Notices & Special Events

Buddha's Parinirvana Ceremony — Sunday, February 12
During the morning sitting, we will honor the founder of our faith Shakyamuni Buddha and his passing away and extinction from the realm of birth and death. We will begin with Zazen, at our regular starting time of 9 am. Read more...

Famine Relief Ceremony — Thursday, February 16, evening
Famine Relief Ceremonies are a concrete way to express our compassion for those who are suffering from the deprivations of hunger. Read more...

Centre Closed for Family Day
The Centre and office will be closed on Monday, February 20 for Family Day.

Renewing The Way Renovation

After 30 years in our current home, the time has come to expand in order to meet the needs of our growing membership. Thanks to our generous sangha, family and friends, we had a very successful fundraising campaign and will be starting our renovation in the spring of 2017.

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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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