Chan meditation is a holistic discipline that cultivates the mind through three stages: concentrated mind, unified mind, no-mind.
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Beginner’s Meditation Workshop

This 4-part Beginner’s Meditation Workshop covers the prerequisite conditions when preparing for meditation, proper sitting postures, techniques for relaxation, and basic methods of concentration. Plus other supporting techniques to regulate the body, mind, and spirit such as self-massage, yoga exercises, and daily mindfulness techniques. In this workshop you will not only learn sitting meditation but also breathing, walking, standing and sleeping meditation.


Weekly Meditation

Through gentle, guided meditation in a group setting, practitioners learn the foundations of uniting body, breath and mind, particularly through relaxation practice and moving meditation practice. Furthermore, the collective practice of meditation allows practitioners to benefit others with their practice, as well as share their experiences and understanding of meditation with like-minded, caring practitioners.


Meditation Retreat

Meditation retreats provide practitioners opportunities to strengthen and deepen the practice.  Anyone who has taken the beginner’s meditation workshop or have previous experience in Chan/Zen practice are welcome to join.  

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday Night Chan Meditation
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 26
    May 26, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    This weekly Chan meditation session is conducted by the Centre Meditation Team for members of the Centre and the U of T Chan Meditation Group.
  • Sunday Morning Meditation
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, May 29
    DDM Toronto Centre
    May 29, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT
    DDM Toronto Centre, 1025 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 3W6, Canada
    Conducted in Chinese. Mask required
  • Tuesday Morning Meditation
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 31
    May 31, 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. EDT
    Start the day with one short quiet sitting meditation
  • Beginner's Meditation Workshop
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jun 05
    DDM Toronto Centre
    Jun 05, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    DDM Toronto Centre, 1025 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 3W6, Canada
    This two-day Beginner’s Meditation Workshop is a systematic introduction to Buddhist meditation. Conducted in Chinese with English simultaneous interpretation.

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