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

  • Friday Night Meditation
    Fri, Sept 30
    Multi-Faith Centre, Quiet Room (3rd FL.)
    Sept 30, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Multi-Faith Centre, Quiet Room (3rd FL.), 569 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5S, Canada
    In Person at University of Toronto Multi-Faith Centre. Conducted in English
  • Tuesday Morning Meditation
    Oct 04, 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.
    Start the day with one short quiet sitting meditation, Online via Zoom in English
  • Wednesday Night Meditation
    Wed, Oct 05
    DDM Toronto Centre & Zoom
    Oct 05, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    DDM Toronto Centre & Zoom, 1025 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 3W6, Canada
    In person at the Centre & online via Zoom, Conducted in English
  • Sunday Morning Meditation
    Sun, Oct 09
    DDM Toronto Centre
    Oct 09, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT
    DDM Toronto Centre, 1025 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 3W6, Canada
    In-Person, Conducted in Chinese, Dharma Talk English Interpretation
  • Sun, Oct 23
    DDM Toronto Centre
    Oct 23, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    DDM Toronto Centre, 1025 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 3W6, Canada
    One Day Retreat conducted by Ven. Chang Wu
  • Multiple Dates
    Sat, Nov 05
    DDM Toronto Centre
    Nov 05, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
    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.

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