Different Types of Meditations
In Mindfulness Meditation, this practice combines concentration with awareness. You pay attention to your thoughts as they pass through your mind. Without any judgment or bias and just naturally being with them.
It is helpful to focus on an object or your breath while you observe any bodily sensations, thoughts, or feelings.
Sound Meditation (Mantra Meditation)
Sound Meditation uses a repetitive sound to calm the mind. It can be a word, phrase, or sound, such as chanting Buddhist mantra: Guan Yin great compassion mantra or Six Syllables of mantra or Great Compassion Mantra etc. or listening to the singing bowl’s rhythm.
By chanting the mantra for while you meditate, it will help you to experience deeper levels of awareness.
The free meditation workshops are held to the public or corporations irregularly throughout the year. The workshop aims to introduce meditation to anyone who is interested in learning meditation. The goal is to allow meditation accessible to anyone. The time, location, and information on the free meditation introduction workshops will be posted on website and sent out to our mailing list. Corporations or organizations can also request meditation introduction workshops.
Entry Level Meditation
For those who like to learn more about meditation and are willing to commit to scheduled weekly meditation practices, we are offering an entry level meditation course, which consists of eight class sessions over eight weeks. The focus of the course is on the core technique and principle of meditation – to be aware of our body, our breathing, and the moment. The students will also learn techniques on body relaxation, the motivation aspect of meditation, and the basic meditation knowledge and skills.
For those who like to learn more than the basics of meditation, we are offering three intermediate meditation courses, for level I, II, and III respectively. The intermediate meditation course I focuses on meditation with our six senses: vision, hearing, smell, sensation, and mind. The intermediate meditation course II focuses on placement meditation. The intermediate meditation course III focuses on silent meditation.Read More
Advanced Private Meditation Lesson
For those who have completed the intermediate meditation courses or prefer to have a private lesson for 1-on-1 instructions, we also offer an advanced private Zen Meditation lesson. The lesson primarily focuses on advanced Zen placement meditation techniques. It can be extended or customized toward the need of the student. Focus on personal coaching, assess student’s personal experiences, and review individual development progress. The meeting time is to be arranged between the student and our instructor.Read More
What is meditation?
Awakening the inner wisdom and joy by meditation
Being filled with delight in the Dharma
The Great Compassion Bodhi Prajna Temple, set within a tranquil forest north of Toronto, is a registered temple in Canada which practices and emphasizes the importance of the three methods of attaining wisdom: listening, contemplation, and cultivation. The temple also practices loving-kindness, compassion, and Bodhicitta, core teachings of Buddha.
Relax your mind.
Don’t think of past nor future.
Just be in the moment and keep a clear and awakened mind.