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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

Update to Fall Calendar
Until November 15, our Thursday evening sitting start time will be 6:30pm. This is to allow for additional time for dokusan and private instruction during the Term Student program. A full version of our Fall 2016 calendar can be found on our schedule page.

Finding Your Seat — Monday, October 17 @ 7pm
Finding Your Seat is designed to help newcomers become attuned to practice at the Centre, overcome feelings of strangeness at Zen Centre activities and meet other members. Read more...

Hungry Ghost Ceremony — Sunday, October 30
Each year at this time we perform a ceremony for beings who are suffering in the Preta or Hungry Ghost Realm. The Hungry Ghost ceremony is for both adults and children. Friends and family are most welcome. Read more...