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Meditation for World Peace

Sundays 11-12:15pm

Refer to the class calendar to confirm the dates.

Discover how we can grow our pure love for every living being and achieve inner and outer peace through cultivating positive states of mind focused on learning to cherish others.

Inspired by teachings from How to Solve our Human Problems, you will leave each week with a thought to contemplate and apply in your daily life.

Open to everyone. Includes a guided meditation, a teaching and prayers dedicated for world peace.

Free drop-in class.

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Gen Chögyan is the principal teacher at KMCC. She has been practising meditation and applying Buddha’s teachings in her daily life for over 15 years. Her warm smile and living example of the power of a calm and peaceful mind inspire everyone who meets her.

Learn about our teachers

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

KMCC Temple

631 Crawford Street

Toronto, Ontario

M6G 3K1

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1.866.523.2672 or 416.762.8033

info@kadampa.ca

Drop-in to any class. No need to pre-register.

Free class.

 

 

Do I have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?

No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.

Buddhists respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.

Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?

No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.

What do I need to bring to class?

Nothing in particular, however if you wish to take notes bring a pen and notepad.

How should I dress for class?

No particular clothing is required.

Parents & Babies

Tuesdays once a month • 10:30-11:30am

Next class: Nov 11

parents baby

Parents and their babies (18 months and under) are invited to relax, meditate and create a peaceful inner space in the calm Kadampa temple.

This hour will include simple guided meditations and practical Buddhist teachings, enabling parents to deal with the stresses of family life and to fully appreciate their loved ones.

Carol Poirier, is a student on the Foundation Program at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada for over 4 years. Mother of 3 and long term meditation and Buddhist practitioner, she shares her joy of the teachings which have touched her heart and contributed to harmony in her family.

 

 

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

KMCC Temple

631 Crawford Street

Toronto, Ontario

M6G 3K1

View map

 

 

1.866.523.2672 or 416.762.8033

info@kadampa.ca

No need to pre-register just drop-in.
$10 per class, $40 for 5 classes

Free for centre card holders. Click for more info.

 

We are a non-profit organization, all profits go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.

Do I or my kids have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?

No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.

Buddhists respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.

Do I or my kids need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?

No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.

What do we need to bring to class?

Nothing in particular.

Kids Class

Sundays • 11am-12:15pm

Please refer to the class calendar to confirm dates.

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While their parents attend the ‘Meditation for World Peace’ class, kids can attend a special class just for them.

The purpose of these classes is not to convert children to Buddhism but to guide on a journey of self-discovery and self-improvement to help them realize their full potential.

Through exploring topics such as love, compassion, patience and cherishing others, children will learn the skills to become happy individuals.

Each class includes a simple meditation, a short teaching, story time and a craft project.

Suggested age: 4-10 years.

The Kids’ program is taught by students from the various study programs offered at KMCC.

 

 

 

 

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

KMCC Temple

631 Crawford Street

Toronto, Ontario

M6G 3K1

View map

 

 

1.866.523.2672 or 416.762.8033

info@kadampa.ca

No pre-registration required

$3/child 5 classes/ $12

Children must be accompanied by an adult onsite. Adults are welcome to attend the Prayers For World Peace class held at the same time.

We are a non-profit organization, all profits go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.

Do I or my kids have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?

No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.

Buddhists respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.

Do I or my kids need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?

No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.

What do we need to bring to class?

Nothing in particular.

Meditation for Tweens

Once a month • 11am-12:15pm

Starts September 28

teen-girl

Young people aged 10-14 years old will be introduced to meditation practices to reduce anxiety and stress and to develop a peaceful, happy mind.

Includes guided meditations, a talk and discussions of various topics.

This class takes place at the same time as the Kids Program & Meditation for World Peace.

Classes will be held on:

Dec 14

Jan 11

December dates to be confirmed soon.

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Taz Tagore is the co-founder of the Reciprocity Foundation, an award-winning non-profit serving homeless and foster care youth. She is also a leadership coach, author of many articles and books and a graduate of Harvard Business School. She began working with homeless youth in her teens and has served homeless persons in the U.S., Canada and India with great enthusiasm for most of her life. Every year, she leads retreats for homeless youth in upstate New York at the Reciprocity Foundation. Taz has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for 5 years in the Foundation and Teacher Training Programs in Toronto and New York. She conveys her love of Buddha’s teachings and meditation in a manner which touch the heart of the students so they can make practical changes to improve their life. Taz is teaching the Meditation for Tweens class once a month at KMCC.

 

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

KMCC Temple

631 Crawford Street

Toronto, Ontario

M6G 3K1

View map

 

 

1.866.523.2672 or 416.762.8033

info@kadampa.ca

No pre-registration required

$5

We are a non-profit organization, all profits go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.

 

 

Do I or my kids have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?

No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.

Buddhists respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.

Do I or my kids need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?

No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.

What do we need to bring to class?

Nothing in particular.

Happy Family – Happy World

Family Day • Monday Feb 16

10am-1pm

Family sitting in hammock

On this holiday, visit the temple for a fun, relaxing day with the whole family. There will be a class for everyone.

Children will learn about developing a calm, happy mind through experiencing a meditation, story time and a craft project.

Tweens (10-14 y.o.) will learn about and experience meditation and see how they can contribute to their family life by maintaining a positive mind.

Finally, parents will have the opportunity to contemplate, reflect & meditate on how to improve their parenting skills by developing a calm, peaceful mind.

Teacher information coming soon.

 

 

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

KMCC Temple

631 Crawford Street

Toronto, Ontario

M6G 3K1

View map

 

 

1.866.523.2672 or 416.762.8033

info@kadampa.ca

Cost information coming soon

 

 

We are a non-profit organization, all profits go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.

Do I or my kids have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?

No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.

Buddhists respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.

Do I or my kids need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?

No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.

What do we need to bring to class?

Nothing in particular.