Meditation brings peace of mind and relaxation, but the daily practice helps us achieve a state of awareness in our everyday life that will lead us towards greater wisdom, compassion, and happiness. However, we all struggle to find the right time and place to sit down an let go for a few minutes. We are here to provide a supportive community and a calm space to help you with your practice. We meet every Monday at 6:00pm.
Our practice is based on Zen technique, with some elements of mindfulness. This event is open to all. If you never meditated, please make sure you don't miss the the guided part, when we will help you find the right posture and breathing rhythm, and provide tips to control your thoughts and restlessness. We'll then do some gentle stretching exercises to relax the core muscles.
Then, using images, stories, and myth from different cultures, we explore our mind as we meditate in silence for 10-15 min. At the end, we usually try meditating through recitation or chanting using simple mantras or phrases.
In addition, we organize introductory classes for those who have no experience with meditation.
All levels are welcome. You can either sit on a chair or on a meditation cushion. You can bring a change of clothes to make your practice more comfortable. The space will be open until 8:00 for those who arrive late or wish to continue meditating on their own, or would like to share healthy snacks and beverages as we talk about our experience.
There is no cost for our events but donations are always welcome. CRA tax receipts can be issued for regular visitors.
The venue is called “Centre Place” and is located at 320 Richmond St. E - Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M5A 1P9. This is a commercial unit of "The Modern" condominium, at the NE corner of Sherbourne and Richmond. Our unit has its own entrance on Richmond, right next to McFarrens Ln. Above the main entrance there's a blue sign that says "Centre Place". (For directions lookup "1 McFarrens Ln." on your phone)