True Peace Toronto practices meditation and mindfulness in the tradition of Buddhist Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village spiritual community which he leads. Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings focus on the practice of mindfulness in everyday life, as well as on meditation in all its forms.
Our main activities are the conduct of mindfulness practice sessions, courses on Buddhist teachings, days of mindfulness, and retreats.
Our practice extends into our daily lives through daily sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindfulness in all activities, and the practice of the Five Mindfulness Trainings.
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. Mindfulness helps us develop concentration, which in turn helps us to gain insight. Insight gives us the understanding to transform our mind and liberate us from our suffering. We believe that when we transform ourselves we help to transform society to one that is more loving, peaceful, and compassionate.
Facilitators for True Peace Sangha have all been trained by our founder, Ghan Chee, who has been practicing in this tradition for over 24 years and established the Sangha in 2003. Ghan, David Frank and Cindy Carroll are the members in our community who have been ordained into the Order of Interbeing (OI), which consists of practitioners who have made the vow to live according to the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. We hope you will come and join us, so you can experience the peace and joy of practicing mindfulness together!"
Ghan Chee (founder)
Alana Rodger Jacobson (facilitator)
David Tran (facilitator)
Kobi Rivlin (facilitator)
Cindy Carroll (facilitator)
Yishin Koo (facilitator)
Ann Dugan (facilitator)