Teachers

Jim Bedard

Jim Bedard

Teacher

In 1980, Jim began practising Zen meditation and soon after became a student of Roshi Philip Kapleau of the Rochester Zen Center. Jim practised with Roshi Kapleau and his dharma heirs for the next 20 years. After completing his formal training in Zen, he spent several years practising with senior Vipassana teachers in the Theravada tradition. Today, Jim offers a balanced, direct approach to practices that point directly to the heart of the Buddha’s teachings.

Randall Baker

Randall Baker

Teacher

Randall Baker began practising Zen meditation in 1977 as a student of Roshi Philip Kapleau. His Zen training included 10 years on staff at the Rochester Zen Center. After practising Zen for 20 years, Randall took up the practice of Vipassana. He has since worked with a number of well-known Western Vipassana teachers. Today, Randall offers a clear and direct approach to the meditation practices of mindfulness and goodwill (metta).

Upcoming Retreats

Sat 16
Jan 18

Metta and Purification Retreat (Non-residential)

January 18, 2018 - January 20, 2018
Friends House
Toronto ON
Feb 22

Insight Meditation Retreat (Non-residential)

February 22, 2018 - February 24, 2018
Friends House
Toronto ON

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