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Annual General Meeting of Toronto Mahavihara Society
Sunday 29th of December 2019 at 5.00pm


Annual General Meeting of the Toronto Mahavihara Society is scheduled to be held on Sunday the 29th Dec. 2019 at 5.00pm in the Dhamma Hall of Mahavihara. All members are earnestly requested to keep this day and time free of other engagements and attend the meeting. In the event you are unable to attend, please send a signed "Proxy Form" with another member. A proxy form can be downloaded from the link given below.

    The main items of the A.G.M. Agenda are given below.
    Please click here for the AGM Notice and Proxy Form
  • To receive the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018 and the auditor's report.
  • To receive the annual report.
  • To elect a new management committee for the Toronto Mahavihara Society
  • To elect a new management committee for the Toronto Mahavihara Scholarship Foundation
  • To appoint an auditor/s
  • To discuss other businesses properly brought before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.

Those members who are unable to attend the meeting may use a proxy form to authorise another member to take suitable decisions on his behalf. Please click here to download the Proxy Form.

Next Sil Observance Day (Unduvap Poya)
15th of December 2019.

Unduvap Poya commemorates the arrival
of Sangamitta Theri in Sri Lanka
with a Bo sapling from the sacred
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in India

    Next Sil Observance Day at Mahāvihāra is 15th of December 2019, to mark Unduvap Poya full-moon day which falls on 11th of December 2019.

Devotees will spend this day in the temple away from normal household activities, fully engaged in spiritual development, Dhamma discussion and contemplation of the teachings of the Buddha. Sil Program will start at 8.30am and terminate at 5.00pm.

Please click the "Poya Calendar" button on the right column to see the details of monthly Poya Day Programs.

Construction of a new Building for Monks' Residence.
Tentatice construction Schedule.


A 3-D model of the new building was unveiled
at the Launching Ceremony
held on 17th of April 2016

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

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.

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.

Sunday Meditation Program

Samadhi Buddha Statue

Samadhi (Meditation) Buddha Statue
at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Meditation sessions are conducted on Sundays, from 8.30 to 10.00am except on Poya (Sil) Sundays. Please check the Poya Calendar in the right column for Poya (Sil) days on which devotees will observe Eight or Ten Precepts and this Meditation program is not held.