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Who are we?

True Peace Toronto is a group of mindfulness practitioners who meet to practice and learn mindfulness 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.

 

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.

 

Interested in learning about mindfulness? Come to a weekly practice session.


Where and When do we meet?

 

We meet Mondays from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Multi-faith Centre at the University of Toronto. Click here for information about our meditation sessions. Click here for directions. We meet all year, except for days when U of T is closed (holidays and university breaks).

 

We also meet Fridays from 6:45 - 8:45 PM at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre at Bloor and Spadina. Click here for information about our meditation sessions. Click here for directions. We meet all year, except for days when the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre is closed.

  • There will be no meditation session Friday, 22 September, 2017 as the Miles Nadal JCC is closed for Rosh Hashanah.
  • There will be no meditation session Friday, 29 September, 2017 as the Miles Nadal JCC is closed for Yom Kippur.

 

 


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Mindfulness Challenge 2017


True Peace is delighted to be a Community Partner in Mindfulness Challenge 2017, a "meditate-athon" to raise funds to bring mindfulness to marginalized people.

 

When: Sunday, Oct 15

Where: Daniels Spectrum, Toronto
MacLachlan College, Oakville
Virtual - anywhere you wish to gather!

 

It's a 4-hour meditation extravaganza, from sitting, to yoga, to mindful lunch, to total relaxation, to mindful movement and music meditation. The theme this year is Kindness.

 

Last year's participants said:
  • "A deeply rewarding act of compassion.” – Felix Almeida
  • “An incredible and uplifting experience” – Paul Sobocinski
  • “It was a lovely reward -- I find it hard to do fundraising, and don't enjoy it, but the cause really mattered to me. On the day, instead of feeling like I'd lost most of the day, I felt like I'd given myself, and received from others, a real gift.” - Jacqui Pegg
  • “Powerful, beautiful, extremely well thought out” - Jolene
  • “What this program is doing for the world is so needed. It is truly moving mental wellness in an amazing direction." - Angela Kontgen

More info:
MindfulnessChallenge.ca

Sacred Water Walk:

Members of the Sangha will be joining with the indigenous peoples for the Great Lakes Water Walk on Sunday September 24. The walk aims to honour the Great Lakes, restore a sacred relationship between people and water and build trust and respect between indigenous and non-indigenous people and organisations. For more information: click here.

 

Sing-Along

Singing together is a beautiful way to connect, relax and have a great time. Join us in what we hope will be the first of many sing-alongs. Monday September 25 we will be holding our first true peace sing-along after our Monday sitting from 7:15 to 7:45PM. Dharma sharing will end a little early and we hope you can stay a bit longer.