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?
Please join us for free virtual meditation sessions online by Zoom or by phone Monday evenings 5:30-7:30PM (sessions open at 5:15PM). Regular in-person meditation sessions at the Multi-Faith Centre and at the Miles Nadal JCC temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
-Join by Zoom (please download and/or install Zoom first) https://zoom.us/j/579834668
-Or join by phone 647-374-4685, 579834668#
Upon joining the Zoom platform, you will be automatically muted with your video turned on. If you are having technical difficulties connecting or during session, please join via phone by calling 6473744685, 579834668#.
We will be practicing noble silence - please refrain from using any of the Zoom functions (e.g. chat box, 'clap', etc.) or any other program on your computer or mobile device during the session.
Although we would love to see your smiling face, feel free to turn off your camera at any point during the practice.
Please turn off your camera if you need to move during the meditation so as to not distract other participants.
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 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.
Monthly sangha dinner/tea
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.
March 8th - May 2nd, 2020 Earth Holder Community Online Retreat
THIS IS IT: Embodying Racial and Ecological Justice in the Face of the Climate Emergency.
The Earth Holder Community is delighted to announce the upcoming EHC online retreat:
This 8-week retreat, led by monastic and lay Plum Village teachers from diverse cultures and histories, runs March 8th through May 2nd. It includes weekly recorded Dharma Talks, Earth-based mindfulness practice assignments, 90-minute, live Dharma Sharing sessions, and more. Scholarships are available.
Please click here to learn more and to register!
March 27-31, 2020 - True Peace Retreat at Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre [Cancelled]
It is with deep compassion that we have made the decision to cancel our upcoming retreat as a preventative measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
An email was sent to registered participants about refunds.
We are planning online sangha practice sessions and will let you know once we have specific dates and times.
May 8-10, 2020 - Monastic weekend retreat at Camp Samac
Our monastic teachers from Blue Cliff Monastery will be supporting a retreat for all nearby sanghas on Mother's Day weekend, May 8-10. It will be held at Camp Samac in Oshawa.
Registration details to follow