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 Multifaith 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). There will be no meditation session on Monday, January 25, as U of T needs the room for another event.
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 will not be meeting on March 25 or April 22, 2016 as the MNJCC will be closed those evenings.