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 - September 10, 2019

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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
September 3, 2019 to April 28, 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                        
 2019   September    03   Jim       Martin    Teisho or Reading & Dokusan       
                     10   Michael   Wojtek    Silent Day                        
                     17   Gustavo   Jim       Reading & Dokusan                 
                     24   Gjylena   Jeff      No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea          
        October      01   Martin    Tim       Teisho or Reading & Dokusan       
                     08   Wojtek    Gustavo   Silent Day                        
                     15   Arlindo   Michael   Reading & Dokusan                 
                     22   Anna      Gjylena   No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea          
                     29   Gustavo   Arlindo   Silent Day                        
        November     05   Tim       Ofelia    Teisho or Reading & Dokusan       
                     12   Jim       Jeff      Silent Day                        
                     19   Michael   Martin    Reading & Dokusan                 
                     26   Gustavo   Wojtek    No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea          
        December     03   Gjylena   Jim       Teisho or Reading & Dokusan       
                     10   Martin    Jeff      Silent Day (Sesshin)              
                     17                       No Sit: Basement Unavailable 
                     24                       No Sit: Merry Christmas           
                     31                       No Sit: Happy New Year            
 2020   January      07   Wojtek    Tim       Teisho or Reading & Dokusan       
                     14   Arlindo   Gustavo   Silent Day                        
                     21   Anna      Michael   Reading & Dokusan                 
                     28   Gustavo   Gjylena   No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea          
        February     04   Tim       Arlindo   Teisho or Reading & Dokusan       
                     11   Jim       Ofelia    Silent Day                        
                     18   Michael   Jeff      Reading & Dokusan                 
                     25   Gustavo   Martin    No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea          
        March        03   Gjylena   Wojtek    Teisho or Reading & Dokusan       
                     10   Martin    Jim       Silent Day                        
                     17   Wojtek    Jeff      Reading & Dokusan                 
                     24   Arlindo   Tim       No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea          
                     31   Anna      Gustavo   Silent Day                        
        April        07   Gustavo   Michael   Teisho or Reading & Dokusan       
                     14   Tim       Gjylena   Silent Day                        
                     21   Jim       Arlindo   Reading & Dokusan                 
                     28   Michael   Ofelia    No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea          

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