an educational hub for Mindfulness and Counselling

Established in 2019, the Toronto Centre for Applied Buddhism aims to provide educational programming that focuses on the application of the Buddhist teachings in contemporary societies through collaboration with educational institutions and Buddhist communities locally and internationally. Our current objective is to offer Buddhist education for mindfulness, counselling, psychotherapy and contemplative care. 

Through partnering with the University of Toronto, the Fellow in Buddhism and Psychiatry from the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine will offer Buddhist psychotherapy services from our Centre.

As the first affiliated Buddhist site for Contextual Education at Emmanuel College, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, we provide supervision to students in the Buddhist stream of the Master of Pastoral Studies Program in applying mindfulness and Buddhism in providing care.


Buddhist Studies –Glen Choi, MA PhD Professor of Buddhism

Cultural Psychiatry – Kenneth Fung, MD FRCPC Psychiatrist

Psychotherapy & Contemplative Care – Linda Hochstetler, MSW RSW Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Associate Director:

Operations – Chris Ng, CPA CMA MBA

Sangha Advisory Council: 

Ven. Xin Yin, Abbot, The Mahayana Pure Land Temple

Sayalay Susila, Founder & Head Nun, Appamada Vihara Meditation Centre

Roshi Taigen Henderson, Abbot, Toronto Zen Centre

Classes are held held at 33 High Park Gardens, Toronto as well as on-line.

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