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Toronto Zen Centre

A Buddhist Community

Renewing The Way Campaign

After 30 years in our current home, the time has come to expand in order to meet the needs of our growing membership. The Centre is now embarking on an exciting renovation project and is seeking the support of members, friends and the community.

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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

Bodhidharma Ceremony — Friday, October 2
This inspiring ceremony honours the founder of Zen. It is also the initial event of the October 5-day sesshin. All are welcome to attend the ceremony, which begins around 7:15 pm. Read more....

Centre Closed during Sesshin
With the exception of those attending the Bodhidharma Ceremony (mentioned above), the Centre is closed to all but sesshin participants from Friday, October 2nd in the afternoon through Thursday, October 8th. Regular sittings resume October 9th.

Fall Calendars of TZC Events
Calendars for September through December have been published on our schedule page.