Drop-in Centre

Please note that our building's main entrance is under construction. You can enter the side door (marked Temporary Entrance) on Dr. Penfield Av., and follow the signs to the elevator. MORSL is on the 3rd floor. This entrance is not accessible to wheelchair users and visitors with limited mobility. If you need assistance, please call 514-398-4104 and a member of our staff will guide you. Please sign in when you visit our drop-in centre in person. To speak with a staff member for personalized consultations (virtual or in-person), please make an appointment via our bookings page. Despite the situation, our community is still very active! To find out what's happening this week, please go to our home page and scroll down to the week's event listing and see also our listings for various faith communities.

Our drop-in centre offers a lounge and meditation space that welcomes all students, of any faith or religious denomination - and also for those with no religious affiliation at all! Feel free to walk in to use this space during our opening hours to meditate, relax, be inspired, learn, connect and recharge your batteries.

Our Interfaith LoungeOur lounge

Located on the third floor (room 36-2) of 3610 Rue McTavish, our Interfaith Lounge features a cozy seating area, meditative colouring books, lots of plants and natural light. We hope you will use our centre's space and resources to find meaning beyond academics and to form healthy life habits that invite spiritual well-being and inner peace.

This is a religion-and-spirituality positive space for dialogue on spiritual practice and well-being. While you are here, take time to engage with others, share your favorite book (browse our in-house library), or simply do some meditative colouring on your own or with a friend! Get inspired by talking to others in the lounge and learn how they incorporate spiritual practice into their lives.

We uphold mutual respect and embrace our diversity. All are welcome – whether you come from a particular religious tradition or none at all, you have a place here with us!

You can also enjoy free tea. Please bring your own mug or thermos

Spirituality and Wellness Library

Our drop-in centre features an in-house library with books regarding world religions, coping with stress, practicing mindfulness, spirituality, and many more. Please note that these books are for use in our lounge only.

Meditation and Prayer Room

A quiet room in our centre, room 36-3 of 3610 Rue McTavish, provides a non-denominational prayer and meditation space available by appointment during our opening hours. All are welcome, whether you are experienced in the practice of prayer and meditation, or just looking to try it out! 

We also offer meditation classes, online resources, and links to regular meetings which you can check out on our meditation page.

View of meditation room showing floor cushions, lighting and plants

In this room, you will find:

  • A collection of soothing audio tracks to use with our CD player station (bring wired headphones please)
  • A light therapy station (first-come, first-serve basis) - read instructions on how to use these lamps
  • Soft ambient lighting to nurture focus and relaxation
  • Carpet or mats for kneeling
  • Zazen-style meditation cushions and bench
  • Space for wheelchair users
  • Inspirational quotes and reflections to guide meditation
  • A short guide to meditation in a variety of traditions
  • Colouring materials and "make your own mantra" supplies

 

Light Therapy

We have a full-spectrum lamp in the meditation room for use on site. Great for battling the blues during winter or a gray day! Read instructions on how to use these lamps. Of course, you can also get some informal light therapy in our lounge, which has huge windows and tons of thriving houseplants to boost your mood!

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Check out the contact page to learn about how you can locate our office or contact our team.

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