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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, in the Main Activity Hall on the 2nd floor. Click here for information about our meditation sessions. Click here for directions. We meet all year, except for days when the university is closed (holidays and university breaks).

  • There will be no meditation session on Monday, December 25, 2017 and Monday, January 1, 2018 as the University of Toronto is closed for the holidays.

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 information about our meditation sessions. 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.



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Tea and Tangerines

On Monday December 11, 2017, join us for a special evening to start the holidays in presence and gratitude. During our regular sitting, beginning 5:30 at the Multi-Faith Centre, we will share tea and tangerines together and move into the holiday season as a sangha.


New Years at Blue Cliff

Several Sangha members are going to Blue Cliff Monastery for their New Years retreat that runs from 28 December to 1 January. This annual holiday retreat is organised by Blue Cliff Monastics and provides an opportunity to reflect deeply and set our intentions for the year ahead. For more information, including cost and registration, please refer to this link.

Joanne Friday Retreat: 6-10 April 2018

Our annual retreat with dharma teacher Joanne Friday will take place from 6 -10 April 2018 at Sugar Ridge retreat centre. It is a wonderful opportunity to benefit from Joanne’s special blend of deep wisdom and gentle humour, to spend time with the sangha and to deepen your practice. Save the date and look for more details in the new year.

Namo Avalokiteshvara Chant

On Monday September 25th, True Peace Sangha Toronto did a sing-along/chant-along of Namo Avalokiteshvara (have compassion on me, listen to my sufferings, have compassion on those loved ones around me, listen to their sufferings, have compassion in the world, listen to all suffering) together, sending Mettā (benevolence, loving-kindness) to all beings including those impacted by the events in Myanmar.

Here is the video on YouTube: