Buddhist Place

Peterborough and the Kawarthas

Logo and cat on altar.

About Us

The Buddhist Place provides a welcoming environment for people to learn and practice the teachings of the Buddha. Events are organized to further Dharma practice and increase awareness of Dharma in the community. Activities include regular meditation and discussion meetings, and Dharma teaching by visiting monastic and lay teachers from different Buddhist traditions.




Activities are held at: Saint John's Anglican Church, 99 Brock Street, just east of Water Street - unless noted otherwise. Enter through main door off the upper level parking lot.

Wednesday evenings:

Meditation: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Hallway to Meditation space.

The meditation begins with some instruction and ends with a Loving-Kindness meditation. A short dharma reading follows with a half-hour discussion period. Beginners are welcome as are more experienced meditators.

Thursday mornings:

Lunch Program: 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Volunteers prepare food for the Lighthouse Community Centre lunch program.

Please contact: Volunteer Coordinator

Saturday mornings:

Meditation: 8:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Chanting and sitting meditation.

  • Meditation on Impermanence & Death, 8:00 am - Little Lake Cemetery sponsored by the Buddhist Place. The regular Saturday morning meditation will take place at Little Lake Cemetery, please meet at the gates at the west entrance. Meditation held rain or shine. No meditation that morning at St. John’s.
  • 1st Saturday of each month:

  • No planning meeting in August.
  • Monthly pot-luck breakfast and meeting after sitting. These meetings are for planning and organizing events that are of interest to the sangha. Everyone is welcome.

    Printable Information Package for Newcomers

    Contents of Information Package:

    • Contact Information.
    • About Us.
    • Sitting Meditation.
    • Membership.
    • Dana.
    • Suggested Reading
    • Dhamma on the Internet
    • Journals

    Download the Information pdf file.


    The Buddha told us to see the way things are and let go of our clinging to them.
    Take this feeling of letting go as your refuge. — Ajahn Chah