The association regularly hosts satsangs every Sunday from 10:00 AM to 12 PM at the Kabir Center located #38-1365 Mid-Way Blvd, ON L5T 2J5. In addition, the Association also undertakes private satsangs and other prayer ceremonies at the request of interested parties.
The association's very own bhajan mandali has participated in public bhajan performances and other functions. The association also undertakes bhajan performances during occasions such as wakes at the request of interested parties.
Yoga classes are regularly held Tuesdays (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM) and Saturdays (8:00 AM to 9:00 AM) at the Kabir Center located #38-1365 Mid-Way Blvd, ON L5T 2J5. Exercises include pranayam, hatha yoga, and the practice of traditional and non-traditional asanas.
Visit our library to browse through a selection of books on the philosophies and teachings of Kabir. Book are available for purchase through our website (payments processed via PayPal), feel free to contact us for in-person pickups or for more information.
Chowka-aratis are undertaken by the association for instances such as initiation into the Kabir Panth and other auspicious occasions. The association also undertakes chowkas held as part of funerary rites. Learn more about chowkahere.
Visit our blog to access sermons given during our weekly satsangs and other articles and discourses discussing the teachings of Kabir. Subscribe or contact us to receive our latest posts and learn about major events attended/hosted by the association.
The drop merges into the ocean, this everyone knows;
but only few know of the ocean merging into the drop.
Three Pillars of Kabir's Philosophy
Satya and sangati are the root words which combine to form satsang. Literally, these two words mean truth and company, but the deeper significance of satsang is to be in the company of saintly people to gain spiritual wisdom; to be in good company. To be attain salvation, it is important that we have the right knowledge and follow the right path. This can only be obtained by being in satsang.
The only way to connect to God is to embark on an inner journey which detaches us from the world and brings us closer to the Higher Self. Kabir prescribed sahaj samaadhi as the key to unlock the door to God. This process entails surrendering oneself totally, with unconditional love, to the will of God and recognising that whatever we experience in this world is maya (illusion).
Kabir promoted love as being the religion of mankind. He said that, if we see God in all living beings, then we will realise love and care as being our true nature. Helping the needy, caring for everyone, loving one and all alike… these are our primary duties. By performing sewa (service) we are able to carry out these duties and truly make the world a better place for ourselves and others.
To learn more about Kabir's teachings and philosophy, click here.
Seeing the gardener, the flower buds lament;
Today he picks the blossoms, but tomorrow he will pick us.
The Kabir Association of Toronto was founded in March 2011 as a non-profit organization in Ontario, Canada, and has also been registered as a Charity. Over the past few years, there has been a growing interest from devotees of the Kabir Panth faith and spiritual seekers to have a space for the teachings of Kabir, 15th century mystic saint-poet, in the Torontonian community.
In fact, there are a number of followers of Kabir from India, Pakistan, Mauritius, Guyana, Zambia, and Trinidad & Tobago settled in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Moreover, many spiritual seekers from various other parts of the world have also expressed interest in learning more about the spiritual teachings of Kabir. Hence the inspiration for the setting up of the Kabir Association of Toronto.
The Kabir Association of Toronto Inc. is registered as a charitable non-profit organization with the Canada Revenue Agency (registration number: 825253719RR0001); tax receipts will be issued to donors for their donations. 100% of donation monies go towards funding the activities of the Association. Help us in our goal of promoting the teachings of Kabir (donations processed via PayPal).