Recurring Events

This page summarizes all regularly recurring events held at Neighbourhood. If you’re interested in attending/helping out at any of these events, please visit our Calendar for exact dates or email the contact person. Some recurring events may not run on a particular date, or may take a summer break, so be sure to check the calendar or get in touch with the contact person for info. If no direct contact is listed, email

Discrepancies between this listing and the calendar can be reported to

Cappuccino Room/kitchen reserved
In order to prepare and serve refreshments to congregants after service, the Cappuccino room and kitchen are fully reserved and used by the Coffee Committee each Sunday. Contact Susan Crofts (
weekly Sunday
9:30 am – 1:15 pm
Community Yoga
Join Instructor Phyllis Danu as we journey through a themed, gentle yoga class. Please bring comfy clothes and your own mat. If you do not have a mat, there are a few spares available. Please see Phyllis Danu or Margaret Evans ( for further information.
weekly Tuesday
7:30 – 9 pm
& Wednesday
10 – 11:30 am
Dances of Universal Peace
These simple, meditative, joyous dances incorporate phrases, chants, music and movement to touch our spiritual essence.
weekly Wednesday
9:30 – 11:30 am
Drum Circle
Bring your own drum, or borrow one of ours. All ages are welcome.  Facilitated by Balazs Farkas. Email for more info.
bimonthly Sunday afternoon
1.5 hours
Little Voices, Dancing Feet
weekly Saturday
8:45 am – 1:15 pm
Join us for one hour of beginner and intermediate meditation using practices from different disciplines. Led by Reverand Wayne Walder. Wayne has been meditating for more than 30 years with different meditation teachers from around the world. Email Wayne ( or Gillian ( or call the Office at 416-686-6809.
weekly Wednesday
7:30 – 8:30 pm
Sept 16/15 to Jun 8/16
Morning Chant
To prepare for morning service, join us in the meditation room for morning chant.

Come center yourself and commune with each other and the Divine.

Chants will come from a variety of traditions and be led by Music Director Susanne Maziarz (

monthly usually each 3rd Sunday
9:45 – 10:15 am
Montessori School Assembly
(Private school assembly)
weekly Tuesday
9 – 10 am
Movement Meditation

Take a moment and imagine your Life as a meditation … through movement to the soundtrack of beautiful music.

Having a regular practice of motion and movement as a meditation enhances our lives and helps us connect mind, body, heart and spirit.

Join us as you move with LIVE meditative music that opens your heart.

See Paul or Balazs for more info or contact us here:

monthly each 3rd Friday
7 – 8 pm
Neighbourhood’s Men’s Group
If you have any question, please contact David Zalokar (
monthly each 3rd Tuesday
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Piano Practice
Music Director, Susanne Maziarz (, uses the sanctuary for weekly piano practice. Please do not disturb.
weekly each Tuesday
9 – 11:59 pm
Singing Meditation
Singing Meditation is an interfaith spiritual practice that combines singing – of many types – with group observation of silence.

No experience is necessary and all voices are welcome.

Not all of the songs used in Singing Meditation are slow and contemplative. Many are high energy and joyful. Percussion instruments may be played.

The goal of Singing Meditation is to help the participants reach a place inside themselves where they can connect with the Divine, their Inner Core, the Spirit of Life.

Participants are welcome to join in as they are comfortable or to remain in silence as the sounds of the voices around them deepen their own meditation.

These sessions are co-led by Fred Habib Maycock, a practicing Sufi who has led sacred chant for years and Music Director Susanne Maziarz (

monthly usually every 3rd Sunday
6:30 – 8 pm
Social & Environmental Action Committee Meeting
Michael Polanyi (

monthly every last Sunday
12:15 – 1:45 pm
Spirit Band Rehearsal
The Neighbourhood house band, Spirit, has their weekly rehearsal to prepare for Sunday services.

If you play an instrument or like to sing pop/rock/folk music, please contact Music Director Susanne Maziarz ( with your interest in joining Spirit.

weekly Monday
5:30 – 7:15 pm
Spirit Choir Rehearsal
The Spirit sings music from around the world in four-part harmony. No prior choral experience is necessary to join the choir.

For more info, please contact Music Director Susanne Maziarz (

weekly Monday
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Spiritual Cinema
Join us for a delicious hot dinner, stimulating theme-based discussion and a thought-provoking movie (TBD). Different hosts monthly. Dinner price TBD (often only $10) and RSVP to our office requested ( or 416-686-6809).
monthly Saturday
starts at 6:30 pm
Sunday Service
Join us for a time of expressing thanks, finding peace and listening to our souls. See calendar for individual descriptions.
weekly Sunday
10:30 am – noon
Talent Night
This is an all-ages, open mic evening for members, friends, and family of Neighbourhood. Come share your talent with a very encouraging and supportive audience; music, song, dance, comedy, drama and beyond! Donations are gratefully accepted.

Hosted by Allison Kabayama (

monthly every 1st Friday
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Way of the Heart
This class is for those who would like an introduction to classical Sufism. We utilize chant, meditation and readings to get a glimpse of the “Inner life”.

Contact: Fred Maycock (

monthly each 1st Thursday
7:30 – 9:30 pm
We Are Not Saints Agnostic AA Group
AA meetings for agnostics, atheists and free thinkers.

Visit  or email

weekly Friday
7:30 – 9:30 pm