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Toronto Zen Centre

A Buddhist Community

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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Important Notices & Special Events

2017 Wall Calendar
Coming soon to you from Japan, via the Toronto Zen Centre, is our 2017 wall calendar. The theme of this year’s edition is the pilgrimage to Japan which a large number of members of the Triple Sangha undertook in 2016. The calendar features photographs taken by pilgrims of beautiful temples, gardens, figures and other wonderful sights. Read more...

December 2016 schedule
The Centre will be closed for the holidays from Sunday, December 18 through Monday, December 26. We will then be focusing on temple cleaning and preparation for our special New Year's Eve ceremony. The Centre will also be closed on Sunday, January 1st. Further details of our schedule can be found on our schedule page.