Sunday, June 28, 2015

Insight Meditation Events (July & August 2015)


2-hr Beginners' Workshop: July 9, 16, 21 & 29
1-Day Retreat: July 12
Weekend Retreat: July 24-26


2-hr Beginners' Workshop: August 15, 18 & 26
10-Day Retreat: July 31 to August 9
Weekend Course: August 21 to 23
Weekend Course: August 28 to 30

Weekend and 10-Day retreats begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and end at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. The 1-Day course is from 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. and workshops run from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. Please send your registration requests to Alex on or call 416-846-2416.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Insight Meditation Retreat: June 25 to July 2, 2015

We are happy to announce that Thanat Chindaporn will be coming to Toronto to teach a Vipassana meditation course from June 25 to July 2, 2015.


Thanat Chindaporn is a lay meditation teacher in the Therevada Buddhist tradition and is currently the Director of the International Meditation Department at Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara, Chomtong, Chiangmai where he trained under Venerable Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo and the late Venerable Phra Banyat Akkayano, the former director of Thailand's Northern Insight Meditation Centre. Since 1988, he has taught meditation in Thailand, India, Washington State, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, California, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Slovenia, France and Israel. Based in Thailand for most of the year, he spends the summer months teaching western students internationally. In 2004, he received Thailand's Benefactor of Buddhism Award for his dissemination of Buddhism world-wide.


Registration is now open to new and returning meditators. To register, please fill out and submit the application form. You may view the basic rules for the course here.


The cost is by donation for actual costs plus any supplementary donation you wish to offer and your donation to Khun Thanat. Our costs including food typically run at about $35/person/day for shared accommodation and $50/person/day for single accommodation. Transportation for Khun Thanat from Seattle has been kindly offered by one of our senior meditators. Donations for his flight to and from Thailand are welcome and appreciated.