About Us

Who We Are

We are a peer-led group of Buddhist practitioners from the Toronto area, who meet regularly to meditate, listen to teachings and support one another in our practice. Our community (sangha) is rooted in the Theravada tradition which is the oldest branch of Buddhism dating back to the Buddha himself. We specifically follow the teachings of […]

What We Do

Everyone is welcome to join us in our weekly sangha gathering, which meets each Sunday morning from 10 am to 11:45 am. There are no prior conditions required for participation with us except the willingness to sit comfortably, quietly and mindfully in silence on either a chair or cushion for 45 minutes. You are most […]

A Brief History

A Brief History of the Theravada Buddhist Community Toronto, Ontario, Canada As remembered by Janice Priddy, one of the founding members In 1985 I joined the Toronto Vipassana Community, a vibrant group of meditators who held weekly meditation sittings in members’ homes, and three or four times a year offered week-end retreats at Kimbercote Farm […]

Our Mission Statement

(asĀ approved at ourĀ 2017 Annual General Meeting) To encourage the study, practice and realization of the teachings of the Buddha as outlined in Theravada Buddhism. To support and encourage the lay community by maintaining a space for the weekly practice of meditation along with discussion and exploration of the Dhamma, the teachings of the Buddha. To […]