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 Zoom meditations on Mondays 5:30-7:00PM (online or by phone). Sessions open at 5:20PM.  Join our email list here to receive details about participating.

 

When: Mondays 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

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

We meet all year, except for days when the university is closed (holidays and university breaks).

When: Friday Evenings. Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Times change from week to week. (Either 5:30-7:30PM or 6:45-8:15PM) See chart below for exact times, or join our email list for updates.

Where: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNJCC) at Bloor St. and Spadina Ave. Please check with reception desk for the room number, as it changes. Click here for directions. We meet all year, except for days when the MNJCC is closed.

 

  • ​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

 

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.

True Peace Walk in the Park - Thu 15 Oct 2020

Weather permitting, we will meet for a social distanced mindful walk in Cedarville Park. More details to come. Join our email list for updates.

True Peace Fall Celebration - Mon 26 Oct 2020

Special online gathering after our weekly practice session, where participants are invited to share poems, songs, music, or text that inspire them. Great chance to get to know people better and water seeds of joy. More details to come. Join our email list for updates.

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