What we're about

## What we're about

The Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Toronto, also known as The Buddha Meditation Centre of Greater Toronto is a place for people to learn and practice the teachings of the Buddha as preserved faithfully in the scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. The lay community is led by fully ordained monks (bhikkhus).

The Buddha Meditation Centre of Greater Toronto is part of the Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery (pronounced maha-may-oo-NA-wa). We've been at our present location in north Markham since 2008 and have over 500 individual members from all across the GTA. If you are interested in learning about the Buddha's teachings, you may also want to check out our weekly Dhamma talk in our other meetup group, Friday-Dhamma talk, and devotional service.

We offer a variety of regular activities such as Dhamma Talks (sermons), Day long meditation retreats (Uposatha- Eight Precepts observance), and children's and teens' classes in the English language. 
Also, you can learn the perfect way how and why to meditate in the way the Buddha taught.

We will cover:

  • Meditation posture
  • Why we meditate
  • The problems that happen in our meditation and how to overcome them
  • Breathing meditation
  • Loving-kindness meditation
  • Meditation on the parts of the body and the elements
  • Walking meditation and more...

All the classes are taught by monks trained in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition. All of the techniques we teach in these classes are simple, useful, and down-to-earth. Don't be nervous if you've never been to a monastery or meditation Centre before. The atmosphere at the monastery is peaceful, welcoming, and very friendly.

Upcoming events (4+)

Meditation & Sutta Study

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Let's learn the great teachings of the Supreme Buddha! Please join our 'Sutta Study Session' Interactive Dhamma Talk and Q&A program, held every Friday onwards from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT Toronto time (Saturday at 6am in Sri Lanka Time). Please join to hear the Teachings of the Blessed One!

Time for other cities:
New York, Atlanta & Florida: 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Winnipeg & Houston: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM CDT
Saskatoon & Edmonton 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM CST
Vancouver & California 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM PDT

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May you be well and be happy!

Meditation & Deep Dhamma Class (Online and in-person)

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Dear Dhamma Friends,
With a happy mind, we would like to invite you and your friends to join the Meditation and Deep Dhamma Class conducted by Buddha Meditation Centre on Every Saturday at 4 PM EDT Toronto time.
Below is the Zoom link to join the program:
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Passcode: 13579
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May you be well and happy

Meditation & Sutta Study

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Let's learn the great teachings of the Supreme Buddha! Please join our 'Sutta Study Session' Interactive Dhamma Talk and Q&A program, held every Friday onwards from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT Toronto time (Saturday at 6am in Sri Lanka Time). Please join to hear the Teachings of the Blessed One!

Time for other cities:
New York, Atlanta & Florida: 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Winnipeg & Houston: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM CDT
Saskatoon & Edmonton 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM CST
Vancouver & California 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM PDT

Zoom ID and Link: (Zoom Audio & Video)
https://yorku.zoom.us/j/4160011175
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Alternative Option: (Audio only over the phone)
Dial one of the numbers below:
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Enter Meeting ID:[masked]

May you be well and be happy!

Meditation & Deep Dhamma Class (Online and in-person)

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Dear Dhamma Friends,
With a happy mind, we would like to invite you and your friends to join the Meditation and Deep Dhamma Class conducted by Buddha Meditation Centre on Every Saturday at 4 PM EDT Toronto time.
Below is the Zoom link to join the program:
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85006116091...
Meeting ID:[masked]

Passcode: 13579
Dial by your location

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Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: 13579
May you be well and happy

Past events (1,254)

Meditation & Deep Dhamma Class (Online and in-person)

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