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 - January 5, 2021

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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
January 5, 2021 to August 31, 2021

Virtual Jiki

While we sit as a group virtually, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the jiki will please time the sits, to your best ability. You will want to unmute while striking bells and clackers, and mute during the sits. Leading in the Four Great Vows at the end would be great! Thank you.)

St. Pius Jiki

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      What We Do                  
 2021 
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
 September 
           
           
           
 October   
           
           
           
 November  
           
           
           
           
 December  
           
           
           
  07 
  14 
  21 
  28 
  05 
  12 
  19 
  26 
  02 
  09 
  16 
  23 
  30 
  07 
  14 
  21 
  28 
 Anna    
 Robin   
 Wojtek  
 Tim     
 Anna    
 Robin   
 Jim     
 Gjylena 
 Wojtek  
 Tim     
 Anna    
 Robin   
 Jim     
 Gjylena 
 Wojtek  
 Tim     
 Jim     
 Teisho or Reading & Dokusan 
 Silent Day                  
 Reading & Dokusan           
 No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea    
 Teisho or Reading & Dokusan 
 Silent Day                  
 Reading & Dokusan           
 No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea    
 Teisho or Reading & Dokusan 
 Silent Day                  
 Reading & Dokusan           
 No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea    
 Silent Day                  
 Teisho or Reading & Dokusan 
 Silent Day                  
 Reading & Dokusan           
 No Teisho, Dokusan & Tea    

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