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. 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 - July 29, 2018


Index


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
6:30 - 7:30 - Nenates 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 or gives teisho
6:30 - 7:30 - Stan gives Dokusan

Fourth Tuesday of each month
5:30 - 6:00 - everyone sits
6:00 - 7:15 - Nenates 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
April 3, 2018 to September 25, 2018

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.


Month/Yr Date Jiki Zendo Prep What We Do On This Day
Apr. /18 3 Robin Martin Nenates Teisho & Dokusan
  10 Gjylena Michael Silent Day
  17 Anna Wojtek Stan Teisho & Dokusan
  24 Stan Arlindo No Teisho, Nenates Dokusan & Tea
May /18 1 Tim Jim NASZ in Santa Fe - Silent Day
  8 Rose Robin Silent Day
  15 Martin Gjylena Stan Teisho & Dokusan
  22 Michael Anna No Teisho, Nenates Dokusan & Tea
  29 Wojtek Stan Silent Day
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June /18 5 Stan Tim Nenates Teisho & Dokusan
  12 Jim Martin Silent Day
  19 Gjylena Gjylena Sesshin - Mount Carmel - Silent Day
  26 Stan Stan No Teisho, Nenates Dokusan & Tea
July /18 3 Wojtek Arlindo Nenates Teisho & Dokusan
  10 Stan Jim Silent Day
  17 Anna Gjylena Stan Teisho & Dokusan
  24 Tim Anna No Teisho, Nenates Dokusan & Tea
  31 Martin Stan Silent Day
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Aug. /18 7 Michael Tim Silent Day (August Break)
  14 Wojtek Martin Silent Day (August Break)
  21 Arlindo Michael Silent Day (August Break)
  28 Jim Wojtek Silent Day (August Break)
Sept. /18 4 Robin Arlindo Nenates Teisho & Dokusan
  11 Stan Jim Silent Day
  18 Gjylena Robin Stan Teisho & Dokusan
  25 Anna Gjylena No Teisho, Nenates Dokusan & Tea
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