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Meditation Sessions PDF Print

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. See the Dharma Sharing Guidelines (approx. 30 min)

 

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 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 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.

 

 

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.

 

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