Children and Teens

  • Children's Dhamma Program

    Children's Dhamma School

    When: First and Second Sunday of the month, 3 pm to 5 pm

    Children from age four to thirteen are welcome to join us to learn the teachings of the Buddha found in the Theravada tradition. They will also learn simple meditations that you can do with them at home. Parents are welcome to sit in on the class. No registration is necessary. A snack will be provided. 

  • Children's Dhamma Retreat

    When: Third Sunday of every month, 8.00 am to 3.00 pm (During the Sinhala Sil program)

    Who: Children ages 8-20

    Language: English

    Children will have the chance to learn Theravadha Buddhism and Paritta chanting. 

    No registration is necessary. Parents are welcome to join in. If you have questions, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Day-Long Buddhist Retreat: Meditation and Eight Precepts Program

    When: Fourth Sunday from 7.00 am to 4.00 pm
    Language: English

    "Uposatha" means to come near our spiritual friends to learn the Buddha's teachings. 

    Come to this day of meditation and learning the Buddha's teachings. You will have the chance to follow the Eight Precepts. Breakfast and lunch are provided. You don't need to register.

    People come from throughout the greater Toronto area. Feel free to come for all or part of the day.

    By attending this program you will gain an excellent knowledge of the original teachings of the Buddha preserved by his disciples in the Theravada tradition.

    Typical Schedule:

    7:00 am Taking 8 Precepts and Breakfast
    8:00 am Dhamma Talk
    9:00 am Guided Meditation
    10:00 am Tea Break
    10:15 am Meditation
    10:45 am Buddha Puja

    11:00 am Lunch
    12:30 pm Sutta Chanting
    1:00 pm Dhamma Talk
    2:00 pm Guided Meditation
    3:00 pm Tea Break
    3:15 pm Meditation and Dhamma Discussion
    4:00 pm Closing and Merit Sharing

    The Buddha encouraged his ay disciples to follow extra training rules known as the Eight Preceptsas often as they could. They are an enhanced version of the five precepts followed every day.

    Most people who come like to wear white clothes this day, even just a white shirt. But it is completely optional. Feel free to come as you are.

    You can also find this event on our meetup page Authentic Theravada Buddhism in Markham

  • Teen's Meditation Program

    When: Second Saturday, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
    Language: English

    All youth ages 13 to 19 are welcome to come to this English language meditation program. We will learn and practice many different kinds of meditation taught by the Buddha. We will also talk about how to follow the Buddha's teachings in our daily lives.

    This program is led by monks trained in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition.

    There is no charge for this activity.


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