Buddhist Place

Peterborough and the Kawarthas

Logo and cat on altar.



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.

Wednesday evenings:

Hallway to Meditation space.

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.

Thursday mornings:

Lunch Program: 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Volunteers prepare food for the Lighthouse Community Centre lunch program.

Please contact: Volunteer Coordinator

Saturday mornings:

Summer Hours Our monthly breakfast and planning meeting, normally on the first Saturday of the month, will not take place in July or August. In September we plan to meet the second Saturday, September 9th.

Our Sangha non-residential retreat will take place on Thurs. Sept. 28 to Sunday Oct. 1 at Don's house. The planning meeting for this retreat will be the last Saturday in August. We are also planning a retreat at the Dharma Centre with Ajahn Viradhammo Thurs. Nov.2 to Sun. Nov. 5.

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.

About Us

The Buddhist Place is a charitable organization, incorporated in 2000 under the name "Buddhist Women's Sangha of Ontario".

Our objectives:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Support monastics and their work, consistent with a life devoted to and embodying the liberatory principles of the Dhamma/Dharma; and
  4. 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.

Printable Information Package for Newcomers

Contents of Information Package:

  • Contact Information.
  • About Us.
  • Sitting Meditation.
  • Membership.
  • Dana.
  • Suggested Reading
  • Dhamma on the Internet
  • Journals

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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