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Toronto Zen Centre

A Buddhist Community


Renewing The Way Campaign

Our Centre is growing and we need your help to make it happen! Our plans include expanding our Buddha Hall and adding additional space in the basement.

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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

Bodhidharma All Day Sitting — Sunday, October 5 at 8am
The Bodhidharma All-Day sitting commemorates the founder of our sect, by remembering the day of his death. Read more...

Thanksgiving Ceremony — Thursday, October 9
In Buddhism, the human realm is the best opportunity to reach enlightenment. This ceremony allows us to express our gratitude, not only for being born human, but also for the ability to practice. Read more...

Centre Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend — October 12 & 13
There will be no Sunday or Monday sittings that weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!

Finding Your Seat — Monday, October 27
The next session of our Finding Your Seat program will be held on Monday, October 27, 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.

Hungry Ghost Ceremony — Sunday, November 2
Each year at this time we perform a ceremony for beings who are suffering in the Preta or Hungry Ghost Realm. Read more...

Fall Calendar
The fall 2014 calendar of Zen Centre events is available for download.