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

Nov. 30th


9:00 to 12:00

Dec. 1st

Overcoming stress & anxiety WORKSHOP

9:00 to 12:00

Dec. 14th

Calm-Abiding 1 day urban retreat

9:00 to 15:00

Dec. 15th


9:00 to 12:00

Dec. 21st

understanding emotions 1 day retreat

9:00 to 15:00

Dec. 22nd

calm-abiding meditation workshop

9:00 to 12:00

Next events at our Centre - 2020

Jan. 11th


Four Saturdays | 9:00 to 15:00

Jan. 12th


9:00 to 12:00

Jan. 18th


Sat. & Sunday 9:00 to 15:00

Jan. 26th

understanding emotions workshop

9:00 to 12:00

Feb. 1st

calm-abiding meditation 2 days retreat

Sat. & Sunday 9:00 to 15:00

Feb. 8th

Dealing with anger workshop

9:00 to 12:00

Feb. 9th

overcoming stress & anxiety workshop

9:00 to 12:00

Feb. 23rd

Understanding emotions workshop

9:00 to 12:00

Feb. 26th

5 days meditation on calm-abiding Retreat

Feb. 26 - March 1st, 9:00 - 17:00

March 15th

calm-abiding meditation workshop

9:00 to 12:00

March 24th

Healing buddha empowerment, lama samten

19:00 to 21:00

March 25th

overcoming stress & Anxiety | lama samten

19:00 to 20:30

March 27-29

mandala & Festival with tibetan monks

3 full days

March 31st

calm-abiding meditation course

12 Tuesdays 19:30 to 20:45

April 1st

calm-abiding meditation course

12 Wednesdays 10:00 to 11:15

April 1st

Intro to Buddhist philosophy (lamrim)

12 Wednesdays 19:00 to 21:00

April 2nd

calm-abiding meditation course

12 Thursdays 19:00 to 20:15

April 11th

buddhist psychology & mind science

5 Saturdays 9:00 to 15:30

April 12th

Intro to buddhist philosophy (Lamrim)

5 Sundays 9:00 to 15:30

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

Meditation in Toronto and Ontario

Tél: (437) 888-8864

27 Davies Ave. #2

Toronto, ON

M4M 2A9

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The Paramita Centre is a Tibetan buddhist Centre offering meditation sessions, Buddhist Philosophy Teachings, following the tradition of H.H. Dalaï-Lama in Toronto and Ontario.