Activities are held at: Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 99 Brock Street, just east of Water Street - unless noted otherwise. Enter through main door off the upper level parking lot. Wheelchair accessible.
Meditation: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The meditation begins with some instruction and ends with a Loving-Kindness meditation. A short dharma reading follows with a half-hour discussion period. Beginners are welcome as are more experienced meditators.
On three Wednesday evenings in May we will have visiting teachers to lead meditation and give a dhamma talk from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the chapel at St. John's Anglican church.
- May 9 -- Chang Xing Fashi, a Taiwanese monk will visit and speak.
- May 23 -- Jim Bedard will visit and talk about "Embodying the Buddha's Teachings".
- May 30 -- Jim Bedard will talk on "What does it mean to Abide in Peacefulness".
Lunch Program: 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Volunteers prepare food for the Lighthouse Community Centre lunch program.
Please contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Meditation from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m., with set-up at 8:00, and doors locked at 8:15.
Chanting and sitting meditation.
1st Saturday of each month:
Monthly meeting after sitting. These meetings are for planning and organizing events that are of interest to the sangha. Everyone is welcome. Potluck breakfast.
Ajahn Viradhammo will lead a retreat Aug. 23 to Aug. 26, 2018, at the Dharma Centre near Kinmount.
Our Sangha non-residential retreat will take place on Nov. 1st to Nov. 4th 2018 (without a visiting teacher) at Don and David's house.
The Buddhist Place is a charitable organization, incorporated in 2000 under the name "Buddhist Women's Sangha of Ontario".
- Provide teachings of the Buddha as well as situations and resources aiding persons in the exploration, practice and realization of these teachings and make these accessible to all.
- Maintain a place where there may be meditation, contemplation, teachings, discussion and religious observance consistent with the teachings of the Buddha and respectful of the diverse Buddhist traditions
- Support monastics and their work, consistent with a life devoted to and embodying the liberatory principles of the Dhamma/Dharma; and
- Consider, act and establish services to members and outreach services to the broader community that are consistent with teachings of the Buddha supporting wisdom, compassion, harmony, and meditation.
We are a multi-traditional group that supports Buddhism, monks and nuns and lay teachers in Ontario.
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The Buddha told us to see the way things are and let go of our clinging to them.
Take this feeling of letting go as your refuge. — Ajahn Chah