Who are we?

 

True Peace Toronto is a group of mindfulness practitioners who meet to practice and learn mindfulness meditation 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.

 

Interested in learning about mindfulness? Come to a weekly meditation session.

 

When and where do we meet?

Regular in-person meditation sessions at the Multi-Faith Centre and at the Miles Nadal JCC are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

In lieu, we are holding free (donations welcome) Zoom meditations (online or by phone) on Mondays 5:30-7:00PM and Thursdays 5:30-7:00PM. Sessions open at 5:20PM.  Join our email list here to receive details about participating.

 

When: Every Monday 5:30 - 7:30 PM (except when the university is closed - holidays) Temporarily suspended.

Where: Multi-faith Centre at the University of Toronto, in the Main Activity Hall on the 2nd floor. Click here for directions.

When: Every Friday Evening (except when the MNJCC is closed - holidays). Temporarily suspended.

Where: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNJCC) at Bloor and Spadina. Click here for directions. Exact time and room number changes. Join our email list for more info.

 

  • ​All are welcome. No experience necessary.

  • Meditation sessions are fully guided.

  • Attendance is free of charge. (Donations welcome)

  • Click here for information about our meditation sessions.

  • ​Please arrive a few minutes early to give yourself time to settle in.

 

Mindfulness

 

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.

 

Special Events

 

Virtual Mindfulness Challenge 2021 - Sun 21Feb to Sun 21Mar

The Mindfulness Challenge is an annual event dedicated to raising funds to make mindfulness training accessible to individuals and communities. This year it is made up of 10 mindfulness practice events led by 10 different people, starting Sunday 21Feb.

How can I take part? True Peace has been invited to put a team together to participate.

 

Event information is here: https://mindfulness.akaraisin.com/ui/mc21/event

If you would like to participate, click here: https://mindfulness.akaraisin.com/ui/mc21/pledge/registration/start and click on "Join Team". You can search for "True Peace Sangha" to find our team. You're encouraged to donate, and if you want to dive into fundraising, there is loads of helpful material on the site.

Monthly sangha dinner/tea [Suspended due to COVID-19]

On the second Monday of every month, we go for dinner/tea after our meditation practice. Meet outside the room at the Multi-Faith Centre after practice (7:30PM) and we'll walk together to a vegan/vegetarian restaurant in Kensington Market.

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