Group Name: True Peace Toronto

Description: The 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.

We practice meditation, mindfulness, and Zen Buddhism in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. A typical meditation session consists of:

  • Guided meditation (approx. 20 min)
  • Walking meditation (approx. 15 min)
  • Silent sitting meditation (approx. 20 min)
  • Mindful movements/stretching (approx. 5-10 min)
  • 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)
  • Dharma sharing: sharing our experience with the practice in our daily lives or asking questions.

The sessions are facilitated by experienced meditation practitioners. Here are the answers to frequently asked questions: All are welcome. Attendance is free of charge (donations welcome).
No experience is necessary. We have an email list for announcements and sharing about practice. To sign up to it, you must show up to one of the meditation sessions and write down your email address.
We have a Sangha Library from which you can borrow or buy books on meditation and Buddhism(Monday session only at the moment). You are welcome to ask questions about meditation, mindfulness, Buddhist practice, as well as personal issues to the facilitators in person or in email. 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.

When: Mondays from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 pm at the Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Toronto, 569 Spadina Avenue and Fridays from 6:45 – 8:45 pm at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave.

Contact: Ghan Chee ghanchee@gmail.com | David Frank curvedspace@gmail.com | truepeacetoronto.ca

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