Our Meditation Sessions

We practice meditation, mindfulness, and Zen Buddhism in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. See the About Us page for more info about the group.

A typical meditation session consists of:

  1. Guided meditation (approx. 20 min)

  2. Walking meditation (approx. 15 min)

  3. Silent sitting meditation (approx. 20 min)

  4. Mindful movements/mindful stretching (approx. 5-10 min)

  5. A reading on Buddhist teachings (we pass a book around the circle and each of us reads a paragraph from it if we wish) (approx. 15 min)

  6. Dharma sharing: sharing our experience with the practice in our daily lives or asking questions, if we wish. See the Dharma Sharing Guidelines (approx. 30 min)


We meet Mondays from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Multi-faith Centre at the University of Toronto, in the Main Activity Hall on the 2nd floor. Click here directions. We meet all year, except for days when the university is closed (holidays and university breaks).

 

We also meet Fridays from 6:45 - 8:45 PM at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNJCC) at Bloor St. and Spadina Ave. Please check with the MNJCC reception desk for the room number, as it sometimes changes. Click here for directions. We meet all year, except for days when the MNJCC is closed.

  • IMPORTANT: From now until the end of summer 2019, our Friday sessions at the JCC will follow a fluctuating schedule. We know it's not ideal but we think it's the best option we have right now.  Some days will begin at 5:30pm and other days will begin at 6:45pm. So please make sure to check your email or the website before heading out to a practice session. We'll send out the schedule for the month at the beginning of each month.

  • Fri. Jan. 4th 5:30pm-7:30pm

  • Fri. Jan. 11th 6:45pm-8:45pm

  • Fri. Jan. 18th 6:45pm-8:45pm

  • Fri. Jan. 25th 6:45pm-8:45pm

 

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

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

  • All are welcome.

  • Attendance is free of charge (donations welcome).

  • No experience is necessary.

  • The sessions are facilitated by experienced meditation practitioners.

  • We have an email list for announcements and sharing about practice. To sign up, please attend one of the meditation sessions and write your email on the sign-up sheet.

  • We have a Sangha Library at both the Monday and Friday sessions from which you can buy books on meditation and Buddhism.

  • You are welcome to ask the facilitators in person or in email questions about meditation, mindfulness, Buddhist practice, as well as personal issues.

  • You are encouraged to speak with and make friendships with other people in the group! It is very helpful to have friends who are also practicing this path.

Directions to Meditation Sessions

 

Multi-faith Centre at the University of Toronto

Main Activity Hall, 2nd floor.

569 Spadina Ave. Toronto ON

Spadina Ave. just north of College St. (entrance on Bancroft Ave.)

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Please check with the reception desk for room number as it changes.

750 Spadina Ave, Toronto ON

At the corner of Spadina Ave. and Bloor St. West

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