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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

Toronto Zen Centre Annual General Meeting takes place on Sunday, March 15. Please join us for this very important meeting. Read More...

Temple Nights, March 31 and April 2, are held just before the spring Jukai ceremony and are an important preparation for Jukai. All are invited, including friends and family. Please come and participate in the deeply inspiring atmosphere of this very special evening with ten alters gracing the main floor. Two evenings are devoted to make it easier to attend. Read More...

On Sunday March 22, we have an all day sitting starting at 8:00 am, an hour ahead of our regular Sunday Schedule. Everyone is encouraged to attend as all day sittings offer a unuique opportunity to sit in a group setting for an extended period of time. All day sittings are especially valuable for new members who are considering attending a sesshin. Read More...