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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

Water Baby Ceremony — Sunday, August 30
The ceremony is a remembrance ceremony for those who have lost young children, for those who have had miscarriages, stillbirths, and abortions, and for those who wish to remember children who have died even if those children aren't related to them — for example, children who have died from famine, violence or disaster anywhere in the world. Such disasters touch us all, even if we have never met those who died. Read More...

Finding Your Seat — Monday August 31 from 7-8pm.
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.

Ceremonies of Aid for Nepal
A second Ceremony of Aid was held on Tuesday, May 12th to assist the ongoing recovery efforts in Nepal, after a continuing series of devastating aftershocks. Read More...