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Toronto Centre of Gravity Buddhist Association

Toronto Centre of Gravity Buddhist Association
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400
Toronto, ON
M5T 2C7
647-893-5968
www.centreofgravity.org

E-mail: learning@centreofgravity.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/centreofgravitytoronto
Blog: http://www.centreofgravity.org/notes
Twitter: @C_of_Gravity

Resident teacher: Shôken Michael Stone, layman

Lineage: Michael was given permission to teach Vipassana by Norman Feldman (Insight). He also studies with Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, who is a student of Taizen Maezumi (Soto/Rinzai).

Practices: Chanting sutras, chanting prayers, chanting mantras, commentary study, dana to sangha, discussion groups, meditation, physical labour, precepts/ordination, retreat, short-term precepts, sutra study, arts & social action

Meditation: Breaths (counting), breaths (noticing), calming (shamatha), insight (vipassana), just sitting (shikantaza), koan, loving kindness (metta), mudra, visualization, yoga postures, walking, zazen

Public activities: See website for daily activities. Weekly: 2 open meditation classes, 1 dharma talk, precepts course, on-line precepts, mentorship, 1-on-1 meetings, blog, podcast, mindfulness for families, yoga class. Regular workshops, practice periods, residential & non-residential retreats, online courses, podcast and blog.

Languages: English, Japanese, Sanskrit

Established: 2005

Charity number: 823600713RR0001 Registered 2012

Listing updated: March 16, 2014