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December 2018

First Sunday at TBC’s new location

December 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Xiaolan Health Centre, 88 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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TBC has found a new home at the Xiaolan Health Centre, 88 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto. The entrance is down the stairs on the left side of the building. Sunday, December 2 will be our first meeting at this new location. We've been at The Centre on Dupont Street for many years but the building has been sold and we've been looking for a new place for our Sunday sessions. We feel very fortunate to have secured a wonderful new location…

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Venerable Khemako Dhamma Talk and Q&A

December 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Xiaolan Health Centre, 88 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Venerable Khemako from Tisarana Buddhist Monastery will be joining us during our Sunday morning session via video conferencing for a dhamma talk and Q&A period. We will be meeting at our usual time at 10:00 am, starting with the dhamma talk followed by Q & A. We will have our regular meditation afterwards. All donations collected this Sunday will go to the Monastery. This will take place at our new location at 88 Prince Arthur Ave. Recordings from previous dhamma…

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April 2019

Meditation Retreat Conducted By Bhante Atulo

April 13 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Toronto Mahavihara, 4698 Kingston Road
Scarborough, Ontario M1E 2P9 Canada

The Toronto Mahavihara is offering a meditation retreat conducted by Bhante Atulo. The retreat is open to meditators of all levels of experience. The whole program will be in English. No registration is necessary but it will be helpful to have a rough estimate of the number of participants intending to attend so that Dhamma Hall can be suitably arranged. Therefore, if you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to: [email protected] For more information see the Toronto Mahavihara website.

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May 2019

TBC Sunday Morning Sit Cancelled

May 12
Xiaolan Health Centre, 88 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Our regular weekly Sunday morning meditation at Xiolan Health Centre will not be held on Sunday, May 12. Instead, TBC will be participating in the Day of Mindfulness with Venerable Khemako. See the retreat event for more information.

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A Day of Mindfulness with Venerable Khemako

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Centre, 316 Dupont St
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1V9 Canada
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Venerable Khemako was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1959 into a large Catholic family and received his education from priests and nuns at the local Church-run schools. His long-standing interest in the core questions of philosophy and religion led him to begin lay Buddhist practice in 1997.  Eventually he abandoned a career in Silicon Valley and found his way into the order of monks, ordaining as a Bhikkhu on June 2, 2012 with Ajahn Pasanno as preceptor, at Abhayagiri Buddhist…

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Buddhist Meditation & Reflections with Ajahn Candasiri

May 22
The Multi-Faith Centre, University of Toronto, 569 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Ajahn Candasiri is Scottish by birth and, like Ajahn Sundara, was one of the first nuns to be ordained by Ajahn Sumedho at Chithurst Monastery. Having been raised as a Christian, she continues to appreciate contact with contemplative Christians and with those of other faiths. Recognizing the immense benefit, both for herself and others, that can come about through a life of renunciation, she has actively participated in the evolution of the training and in providing opportunities for women to…

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May 26 TBC Sunday Morning Sit Cancelled

May 26
Xiaolan Health Centre, 88 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Our regular weekly Sunday morning meditation at Xiaolan Health Centre will not be held on Sunday, May 26. Instead, TBC will be participating in the weekend non-residential retreat with Ajahn Viradhammo. See the retreat event for more information.

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Day of Mindfulness with Ajahn Viradhammo

May 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Centre, 316 Dupont St
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1V9 Canada
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Ajahn Viradhammo is the founder and abbot of Tisarana Buddhist Monastery in Perth, Ontario. He took bhikkhu (monastic) ordination in Thailand in 1974 at Wat Pah Pong with Ajahn Chah. He was one of the first residents at Wat Pah Nanachat, the international monastery in northeast Thailand. In 1977, he was asked by Ajahn Chah to join Ajahn Sumedho at the Hampstead Vihara in London. Later, he was involved in the establishment of both the Chithurst and Harnham monasteries in the UK. In…

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June 2019

June 16 Sunday Morning Sit Cancelled

June 16

Our regular weekly Sunday morning meditation at Xiaolan Health Centre will not be held on Sunday, June 16. Instead, TBC will be participating in the Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Medhanandi at The Centre on Dupont Street. See the Day of Mindfulness event for more information.

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A Day of Mindfulness with Ayyā Medhānandī

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Centre, 316 Dupont St
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1V9 Canada
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Ayyā Medhānandī Bhikkhunī, is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage, a forest monastery for women in the Theravāda tradition. The daughter of Eastern European refugees who emigrated to Montreal after World War II, she began a spiritual quest in childhood that led her to India, Burma, England, New Zealand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and finally, back to Canada. In 1988, at the Yangon Mahasi retreat centre in Burma, Ayyā requested full ordination as a bhikkhunī from her teacher, the…

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