Zendo West


We are a small group taught by Nenates Albert Roshi. We are a private zendo, but inquiries can be made by email to: nenates1 [at] gmail [dot] com or to: stan [dot] kr [at] gmail [dot] com.You can read more about our history and our sister-groups here.

Orientation, dokusan and teisho are offered during weekly sits, zazenkai, and 5 day sesshin. The weekly sit is held on Tuesday evening, 5:30 – 7:30, in the church hall of St Pius X Catholic Church, 2305 Bloor St., near Runnymede Rd. How to Find Us

If you are interested in trying meditation, you can find here some Meditation Instructions for Beginners.

Those taking orientation, or needing a review, are directed to read a series of Zen Orientation Talks.

Last Update - March 20, 2020

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Monthly Sitting Schedule at Zendo West

First Tuesday of each month
5:30 - 6:00 - everyone sits
6:00 - 6:30 - Nenates gives a fresh new Teisho (or Stan Reads)
6:30 - 7:30 - Nenates (and/or Stan) gives Dokusan

Second Tuesday of each month
5:30 - 7:30 - Silent Day - everyone sits - no Teisho and no Dokusan

Third Tuesday of each month
5:30 - 6:00 - everyone sits
6:00 - 6:30 - Stan reads
6:30 - 7:30 - Nenates (and/or Stan) gives Dokusan

Fourth Tuesday of each month
5:30 - 6:00 - everyone sits
6:00 - 7:15 - Nenates (and/or Stan) gives Dokusan
7:15 - closing - social tea and cookies

Fifth Tuesday of each month (should there be one..)
5:30 - 7:30 - Silent Day - everyone sits - no Teisho and no Dokusan

Note: On days when Dokusan is not scheduled, anyone may, if the need is great, tap Nenates or Stan and ask for a private meeting.


Jiki and Zendo Prep Lists for Zendo West
March 17, 2020 to October 27, 2020

If your name is in the zendo preparation column, it means it is your task to

Whether you are scheduled to be jikijitsu or for zendo preparation, if you can’t make your week, it is important that you try to arrange for someone to cover for you.

Everyone else is asked to come as early as possible to help with the set-up and to stay afterwards to help put everything back in good order.

 Year   Month       Day   Jiki      Setup     What We Do                  
 2020   March        17   Michael   Martin     Teisho or Reading & Dokusan 
                     24   Gjylena   Wojtek    Silent Day 
                     31   Anna      Ofelia      Reading & Dokusan           
        April        07   Wojtek    Tim       Teisho or Reading & Dokusan 
                     14   Jim       Michael   Silent Day                  
                     21   Martin     Gjylena   Reading & Dokusan           
                     28   Tim       Arlindo   No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea    
        May          05   Arlindo   Jim       Silent Day: NASZ            
                     12   Michael   Martin     Silent Day                  
                     19   Gjylena   Wojtek    Reading & Dokusan           
                     26   Anna      Ofelia      No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea    
        June         02   Wojtek    Tim       Teisho or Reading & Dokusan 
                     09   Jim       Michael   Silent Day                  
                     16   Martin     Gjylena   Silent Day: Sesshin         
                     23   Tim       Arlindo   No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea    
                     30   Arlindo   Jim       Silent Day                  
        July         07   Michael   Martin     Teisho or Reading & Dokusan 
                     14   Gjylena   Wojtek    Silent Day                  
                     21   Anna      Ofelia      Reading & Dokusan           
                     28   Wojtek    Tim       No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea    
        August       04   Jim       Michael   Silent Day: August Break    
                     11   Martin     Gjylena   Silent Day: August Break    
                     18   Tim       Arlindo   Silent Day: August Break    
                     25   Arlindo   Jim       Silent Day: August Break    
        September    01   Michael   Martin     Teisho or Reading & Dokusan 
                     08   Gjylena   Wojtek    Silent Day                  
                     15   Anna      Ofelia      Reading & Dokusan           
                     22   Wojtek    Tim       No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea    
                     29   Jim       Michael   Silent Day                  
        October      06   Martin     Gjylena   Teisho or Reading & Dokusan 
                     13   Tim       Arlindo   Silent Day                  
                     20   Arlindo   Jim       Reading & Dokusan           
                     27   Michael   Martin     No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea    

 


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