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Toronto Zen Centre

A Buddhist Community


Annual Fund Drive

In the last year we have been focused on developing our expansion plans. However the Zen Centre relies on your help not just for expansion projects but to help us keep our practice and programs going all of the year around.

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Introductory Workshops

Conducted by Roshi Henderson and his students, workshops are a practical and authentic introduction to Zen Buddhism. They are also an ideal time to see how spiritual training is carried on at the Centre.

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Getting Started

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism or you already have a spiritual practice and are curious about formal practice at our Centre, the way to get started is to first attend an Introductory Workshop.

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Important Notices & Special Events

Finding Your Seat — Monday, December 1
We have another session of our Finding Your Seat program on Monday, December 1, from 7-8pm in our basement kitchen. 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.

Informal Metta Sitting— Wednesday, December 3 from 7-8pm
These sittings are open to anyone who has taken the metta course in the past. Roshi will be present at this sitting and will give an opportunity for discussion after.

Buddha's Enlightenment Ceremony — Thursday, December 4
On Thursday, December 4, during the formal evening sitting, the Centre will hold the Buddha’s Enlightenment Ceremony, which is a special event honouring the Buddha’s supreme enlightenment. Read More...

Center Closed for the holidays
The Centre and office will be closed from December 17 through 26. We will also be closed on January 1, 2015 for New Years Day.

New Year's Ceremony — Wednesday December 31 at 8pm
The Ceremony brings into focus, in a very tangible and direct way, this time of renewal - both spiritual and physical. Read more...