an educational hub for Mindfulness and Counselling

The Toronto Centre for Applied Buddhism (TCAB) is a registered charity in Canada. Established in 2019, we aim 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. 

We aim to be an education hub for mindfulness and counselling. We offer on-going classes in applied Buddhism and spiritual care as well as Buddhist counselling to the community.

Since inception, TCAB has hosted the 2020-2021 Buddhist Education Foundation of Canada Fellow in Buddhism and Psychiatry (Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine), practicum students (Master of Pastoral Studies in Buddhism program at Emmanuel College), University of Toronto, as well as qualified volunteers to engage in our programs in
– Buddhist psycho-education groups
– Buddhist counselling

Our Centre’s Executives:
President: Chris Ng, MBA, MPS, RP
Vice President: Lok Sang Ho, PhD
Secretary/Treasurer: Fang Zhang, MA

Our Centre’s Advisors:
in Cultural Psychiatry:
Kenneth Fung MD FRCPC MSc FAPA FCPA, Psychiatrist, Professor, University of Toronto
in Counselling, Psychotherapy & Contemplative Care:
Linda Hochstetler, MSW RSW, Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Buddhist Chaplain

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