Weekly Meditation

Weekly Meditation on Tuesday and Saturday

SIMT’s Tuesday and Saturday meditation program is for those interested in the liberating practices as taught by the Buddha. These practices have benefited countless people for more than two millennia.

SIMT offers Weekly Meditation online sittings on Zoom on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m., and Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. On alternating Tuesdays, group meditation is held both online and in person at Friends House (60 Lowther Ave., Toronto).

The Tuesday night schedule includes a period of meditation, and a Dharma talk based on the early teachings of the Buddha. Podcasts of previous Dharma talks can be found online.

Please check our Calendar for dates and times.

Also, please sign up for email announcements regarding changes to our in-person schedule and for other important announcements.

We will continue to monitor the COVID situation and send out an announcement if we need to return entirely to online teachings. Also, our leadership team will continue to offer online guided meditations and Dharma talks that can be live-streamed for free on Zoom.

If you choose to join us on Zoom on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m., or Saturday mornings at 9 a.m., please sign in 5 minutes before the meeting. (If you are prompted to download the Zoom app, please do.) If asked, please use passcode: Dhamma

Tuesday Night Schedule

7:00—7:50 p.m. Sitting meditation with guidance
7:50—8:00 Short Break (Standing meditation)
8:00—8:30 Dharma talk

Saturday Morning Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Sitting meditation with guidance

If you have questions regarding the talks or question about your personal practice, please email us at info@satipanna.com. We will address questions by email or during the next Dharma talk. Also, participating in SIMT events gives you access to the teachers for private instruction.

Online Meditation on Zoom

If you choose to join us on Zoom on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m., or Saturday mornings at 9 a.m., please sign in 5 minutes before the meeting. (If you are prompted to download the Zoom app, please do.) If asked, please use passcode: Dhamma

For more information about online meditation and other events, including online retreats and regular sittings on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, visit Online Meditation Instruction.

In-person Meditation at Friends House

Join us on alternating Tuesday evenings for meditation and a Dharma talk at the Society of Friends (Quakers) House, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto.

 

Our program is geared to those who are committed to meditation practice, or who sincerely wish to explore it. This being the case, we ask that you follow these important guidelines:

  • Cell phones and texting devices are not allowed in the meditation hall. Please be sure to turn off your device before entering the hall, and leave it off for the duration of the evening.
  • Please arrive on time. If you arrive late, please meditate quietly on the bench in the back hallway (outside the meditation hall). You can join the meditation when the bell rings to end a period of sitting.
  • Please do not come and go during meditation or talks. If you know you will need to leave early, please sit at the back. Otherwise, please remain until after the talk and final announcements.
  • It is fine to quietly and mindfully change your sitting posture if you need to.
  • Please don’t use your water bottle during the sitting periods (it is fine to do so during the standing meditation).

To open the heart and help awaken compassion, Metta (goodwill) meditation is also taught as an essential practice to help us integrate the clarity of Insight and the profound Peace of Samatha into our everyday lives.

The Tuesday and Saturday programs are offered at no charge.
However, Dana (donations for the teachings) is greatly appreciated.

 

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