David S asked in TravelCanadaToronto · 1 decade ago

Are there any Buddhist/Meditation retreats in Toronto?

Are there any Buddhist temples that you can live in? Or any meditation retreats in Toronto?

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  • Judy C
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Hi David,

    I found this link which might help:

    http://www.buddhismcanada.com/toronto-c.html

    There used to be a buddhist centre at Sheppard W and Wilson but it's no longer there.

    For meditation retreats, try the link below:

    http://www.vitalitymagazine.com/yoga_meditation_re...

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  • 4 years ago

    It depends where you are in the world as to what takes place in a temple on special occassions (births, deaths, opening a new shop, blessing a new car etc.) Meditation retreats were initially for pilgrims and have more and more become aimed at backpackers traveling through Asia to 'find themselves' (snigger!). Most practicing Buddhists would be aware of the work of the retreats but only attend one themselves maybe once in their lives for a few days only. A retreat concerns itself with the spiritual side of being, a temple has to also include the day to day physical needs of those living in the temple and surrounding area. It usually comes down to money and being passive participants to a lot of Pali chanting, which even the chanters hardly understand! Oh well....

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  • P'ang
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    There are approximately 29 Buddhist centers in Toronto, according to the most comprehensive list on the Internet. You can search through these and see if any meet your needs:

    http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/search.php?keyword=t...

    Several of these centers are likely to offer one- and multi-day retreats. There may even be one or two residential centers in which you can live. You'll need to contact them individually to see if any meet your needs.

    Also, please understand that Buddhist centers come and go, just like everything else in the world. Some of the centers on the list may no longer exist; others may have appeared that are not on the list.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you're looking to learn Buddhist practice and meditation, would you like to join the 100 million practitioners around the world ? There a few sites in Toront. Check out the following URL:

    http://www.faluncanada.net/canada/cities/tor_sched...

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