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Dear Friends, In response to the coronavirus outbreak all Buddhist Place sittings & events are cancelled/suspended until further notice. - St. John's Church has cancelled all worship services and gatherings and has requested that we do the same.


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

Wednesday evenings:

Hallway to Meditation space.

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

All traditions and levels are welcome, beginners and experienced meditators alike. Meditation is silent and lasts about 45 minutes with instruction and guidance available for those who would like it. The session concludes with a reflection on the Buddha’s words on loving kindness followed by a short Dhamma reading and discussion.

Second and Fourth Thursdays:

Supper Meal Program: 3-6pm
Volunteers prepare food for the One Roof Community Centre Supper program.

We cook a supper meal the second and fourth Thursday of each month needing volunteers 3-6pm. Call Joanne at 705 932-3214 or email joannerowland@gmail.com

Saturday mornings:

Meditation from 8:10 to 9:45 a.m., with set-up at 8:00, and doors locked at 8:10.
Chanting and sitting meditation.

1st Saturday of each month:

Monthly meeting after sitting. These meetings are for planning and organizing events that are of interest to the Sangha. Everyone is welcome. Potluck breakfast.

About Us

The Buddhist Place is a multi-traditional group that supports Buddhism, monks, nuns and lay teachers in Ontario. We provide opportunities to learn about and practice the teachings of the Buddha in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. We are a registered charity.

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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