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 - November 26, 2018

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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 (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
October 2, 2018 to March 26, 2019

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
Oct. /18 2 Wojtek Gjylena Teisho or Reading & Dokusan
  9 Arlindo Ofelia Silent Day
  16 Jim Tim Reading & Dokusan
  23 Michael Martin No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea
  30 Robin Wojtek Silent Day
Nov. /18 6 Gjylena Arlindo Teisho or Reading & Dokusan
  13 Tim Jim Silent Day
  20 Martin Michael Reading & Dokusan
  22 Wojtek Robin No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea
  27 Arlindo Gjylena Silent Day
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Dec. /18 4 Jim Ofelia Silent Day (Rohatsu Mount Carmel)
  11 Michael Tim Silent Day
  18 Robin Martin Reading & Dokusan
  25 Gjylena Wojtek No Sitting - Holiday Break
Jan. /19 1 Tim Arlindo No Sitting - Holiday Break
  8 Martin Jim Silent Day
  15 Wojtek Michael Reading & Dokusan
  22 Arlindo Robin No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea
  29 Jim Gjylena Silent Day
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Feb. /19 5 Michael Ofelia Teisho or Reading & Dokusan
  12 Robin Tim Silent Day
  19 Gjylena Martin Reading & Dokusan
  26 Tim Wojtek No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea
Mar. /19 5 Martin Arlindo Silent Day (Sesshin Mount Carmel)
  12 Wojtek Jim Silent Day
  19 Arlindo Michael Reading & Dokusan
  26 Jim Robin No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea
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