Meditation in Toronto (Leslieville) :
courses and workshops
Our new Centre in Toronto begins
its activities in October!
Our Centre now has its own physical location! We will begin to hold activities here! Our new address is :
27 Davies Ave. #2, Toronto, ON M4M 2A9
You are most welcome to visit us!
But make a call before, to be sure someone is here to welcome you!
Unless specified, all specified on this page are held at the Centre. You are most welcome to visit our Centre or Shop even when there are no activities, but you should give us a call to see if someone is there to welcome you, as we are a small team of volunteers and there may not be someone all the time. You can scroll down to see our upcoming activities!
Next events at our Centre - 2019
Next events at our Centre - 2020
Calm-abiding Meditation Course
It is well known that the primary purpose of the Buddha's teaching is to attain happiness of enlightenment by practicing two forms of meditation : concentration meditation and analytical meditation. The first aims at achieving calm-abiding (samatha), while the second aims to gaining special insight (vipassana) .
Our calm-abiding meditation course is meant for beginners as well as for more advanced meditators. Although our groups are mostly made up of first-time meditators, there are also those who have already practiced meditation and are seeking another technique. There are as well those who wish to take the course for the second or third time in order to improve their meditative skills. In this course are given all the fundamental elements necessary to attain calm-abiding according to Buddha's teachings : the preparations, the posture, the necessary conditions, the hindrances and how to overcome them, etc.
Each course includes first an explanation on how to develop the mind's calm abiding according to Buddhist philosophy, followed by a period of meditation in silence. This group practice can give more power to our meditation. The attainment of mind's calmness and all the elements that make it possible to cultivate it are presented in a traditional image (see below).
This session will be given by Ya-Lin Li.
This course is given at :
Paramita Centre, 27 Davies Avenue #2, Toronto, ON, M4M 2A9
Dates : Wednesday evening, 12 weeks, from Sept. 18 to Dec. 4
Schedule : 19h00 to 20h15
Cost : 96$ for the 12 sessions (by interac transfer to : or through Paypal, adding a 3$ fee in the latter case)
Contact: or (437) 888-8864