Who are we?
True Peace Toronto is a group of mindfulness practitioners who meet to practice and learn mindfulness together. Our practice is based on the Zen Buddhist teachings of the Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. We come from a variety of backgrounds and religious traditions.
Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing.
In practicing together as a Sangha, as a community, our practice of mindfulness becomes more joyful, relaxed and steady. We are bells of mindfulness for each other, supporting and reminding each other along the path of practice. With the support of the community, we can practice to cultivate peace and joy within and around us, as a gift for all of those we love and care for. We can cultivate our solidity and freedom - solid in our deepest aspiration and free from our fears, misunderstandings and our suffering.
Interested in learning about mindfulness? Come to a weekly practice session.
Where and When do we meet?
We meet Mondays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Multifaith Centre at the University of Toronto. Click here for information about our meditation sessions. Click here for directions.
We also meet Fridays from 6:45 - 8:45 pm at the Jewish Community Centre at Bloor and Spadina. Click here for information about our meditation sessions. Click here for directions. We will not be meeting on Friday, April 3 as the JCC is closed.
Peace and Healing is in Every Breath
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
You are invited to join us for the Peace and Healing is in Every Breath retreat at Countryside Camp in Cambridge, Ontario on May 2 – 3, 2015. The retreat will be lead by monastics from Blue Cliff Monastery in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.
During this retreat we will enjoy being alive in the present moment through mindful practices of breathing, sitting, walking and eating. We will come together as a community in peaceful solidarity with our monastic brothers and sisters guiding us in mindful living.
Accommodations will be simple bunk style dormitories with shared washrooms. Healthy vegetarian meals will be provided. For more information about Countryside Camp, please visit the website: http://www.countrysidecamp.com/.
We look forward to your presence at Countryside Camp!
A lotus for you,
the retreat organizers
2 Days – Saturday and Sunday (Accommodations & meals included)*
Note: We invite those attending the retreat for two days to join us on Friday evening after 7 pm for a restful start to the retreat.
- Adult (13 years and older) $150
- Children (5 – 12 years old) $75
- Child (under 5 years old) free
For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-and-healing-is-in-every-breath-registration-16166047082