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Annual General Meeting of Toronto Mahavihara Society
18th August 2024

Annual General Meeting of The Toronto Mahavihara Society is scheduled for 18th of August 2024. This is an advance notice and further details will be communicated to the members in due course.

Construction of a new Building for Monks' Residence.
Tentative Construction Schedule.

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Ground Plan of the New Avasage (Click to Enlarge)

As approved at the AGM of the Toronto Mahavihara Society held on 15th of March 2015, the construction of a new Building for the residence of monks is presently in its planning stage. The Construction Project Launching Ceremony was held on 17th of April 2016 in the presence of a large gathering of especial invitees, members and friends.

The new building will mainly provide additional space for accommodation of monks. In addition it will also benefit the entire Buddhist community including children as a place of religious veneration of the monks.

A 3-d Model of the new building was unveiled by Venerable Udupihille Wimalabuddhi Thero and Dr. Sumithra Peiris while Jayamangala Gatha were being chanted.

Latest Progress News

Building Permit No:21 207541 BLD 00 NB dated Mar 5, 2024 has now been issued by the City. The approval is to demolish the existing monastery and construct a new monastery building two storey high with basement, multiple washrooms, office, and 8 rooms in total. In addition, Drain and Site Service, Plumbing(PS) and Mechanical(MS) Permits have also been issued. The Committee is presently in the process of moving into the next srtage of demolition of the current residence and building the new one.

Committee of Adjustment of City of Toronto unconditionally approved all minor variances on proposed design of New Monastery phase 1 and 2 on 19th of July 2018. The phase 1 is the construction of main residence building and the phase 2 includes repurposing the upper level of Dhamma Hall as a temporary residence for the monks during construction of the residence.

A Building and Demolition Permits (Application Numbers: 21 207541 BLD 00 NB and 21 207559 DEM 00 DM respectively) were applied on 2nd September 2021. Presently the respective Permits are awaited to begin the next step i.e selection of contarctor and negotiating a loan/mortgage.

Non-Receipt of Temple E-mails

There are a few reports of some members not receiving e-mails from the temple. We regret very much this situation and offer our apology to the members. In case if you do not receive e-mails, please first check the "Junk Mail" Folder in Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail, and also the "Promotions" folder in the Gmail. If you do not see them in those folders, please send a message with your name and e-mail address using this link.

Sutra Discussion Sessions - every Wednesday 7.00pm
(Note: Currently Temporarily Suspended)

Toronto Mahavihara conducts Sutra Discussions to enable our Dhamma friends to gain and share the Buddha's teachings. The discussions are held once a week on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm and normally one Sutra is taken up each day. The discussion are conducted in English. This is a very beneficial opportunity to reassess what you already know, enlarge upon your current understanding and explore new areas of Dhamma knowledge. Those who are interested are most welcome for these discussions.

The Sutra group will assemble in the Dhamma Hall at 7.00pm prior to the discussion time and spend half an hour on meditation. Please join this group sitting meditation and practice what you have learnt from the Suttas so far.

The Sutras that are being taken up for discussion currently are listed in the "Thematic Guide to the Anguttara Nikaya" chapter (page 75) in the English Translation done by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

The Sutra that is scheduled for the next Wednesday is indicated below.

Next discussion on Wed. 31st of Oct., 2018:  The Suttas listed in "The Spirings of bad Conduct" Sub Sections of "The Defilements of the Mind" Section: Suttas Nos: 4:199, 4:257, 6:61-62, 6:106, 9:23, 10:61-62 {digits before the colon indicates Book Number (Book of Ones, Book of Twos etc.) and digits after the colon refer to the Sutta number}

Please click here for Anguttara Nikaya Part I, English translation.
Please click here for Anguttara Nikaya Part II, English translation
Please click here for Anguttara Nikaya Part III, English translation

Please click here for a list of previously discussed Suttas.

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