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Classes in 2021

Due to the pandemic, VBA (Toronto branch) remains closed for indoor gatherings.

In the fall of 2020, a small group (Toronto branch) began meeting outdoors semi-regularly on Saturdays. We have resumed such meetings from time to time whenever possible. For those who are interested, feel free to reach out to contact.vbato@yahoo.com

Class Schedule 2019 (Toronto)

The English classes will take a break for the year-end holidays beginning Dec. 23 and will reopen on Jan. 5, 2019 (Saturday).

Below is our English class schedule:

Intermediate meditation: Tuesday 7:30pm – 9pm

General meditation: Saturday 10:30am – 12pm

While there are no plans for introductory classes in 2019, you are welcome to visit us during the Saturday morning session.…

Class Schedule 2018 (Toronto)

Below is our English class schedule:

Intermediate meditation: Tuesday 7:30pm – 9pm

General meditation: Saturday 10:30am – 12pm

While we do not yet have plans for introductory classes in 2018, you are welcome to visit us during the Saturday morning session.…

Winter News 2017/18

As we are approaching the end of 2017, here is a note for the year-end closure (Toronto):

VBA is closed for the holiday season Dec. 23 – Jan. 5. The general meditation class resumes Jan. 6 (Saturday).

Unless otherwise noted, below is our English class schedule:

Intermediate meditation: Tuesday 7:30pm – 9pm

General meditation: Saturday 10:30am – 12pm

While we do not yet have plans for introductory classes in 2018, you are welcome to visit us during the Saturday morning session.…

Spring News/Schedule 2017

Note: The centre is closed May 1-15. And then May 20 (Saturday) for the Victoria Day weekend.

Unless otherwise noted, below is our English class schedule:

Intermediate meditation: Tuesday 7:30pm – 9pm

General meditation: Saturday 10:30am – 12pm

While we do not have plans for introductory classes this year, you are welcome to visit us during the Saturday morning session.…

June Class Schedule (Toronto)

June Class Schedule (Toronto)

General Meditation Class: Saturdays 10:30am-noon (closed June 29 for Canada Day long weekend)

Intermediate Class: Tuesdays 7:30-9pm

Ocean of Wisdom Group Meditation: June 3, Monday at 8:30pm…

On Conduct

On Conduct

A lay perspective on Buddhist’s conduct can be an intriguing one. A non-scientific sampling of Internet searches may turn up answers about compassion, vegetarianism, new age spiritualism, and possibly political activism in Tibet, much coloured by popular media. Some view Buddhism as an alternative to or an escape from traditional religious practices.…