The Centre’s Mission
The Toronto Zen Centre was founded in 1967 by Roshi Philip Kapleau to provide a supportive environment for the authentic study and practice of Zen Buddhism. The Centre is dedicated to helping people overcome suffering in order to find wisdom, compassion, joy, and equanimity in the midst of their everyday lives.
Notices & Special Events
2014 Wall Calendar — Now Available!
Back by popular demand, our 2014 Zen Centre wall calendar is now available for purchase! This beautiful calendar contains a variety of images from in and around the Centre and makes a wonderful gift for the holidays. Read more...
Centre schedule in December
Sensei will be away from the Centre from December 7 through 27, for sesshin in Vermont and then for the holidays.
The Centre continues regular sittings through much of December, but will be closed for the holidays from December 18-27. For further schedule details, please consult the fall calendar.
Temple Cleaning Weekend — December 28 & 29
The Zen Centre will re-open after the holidays with a weekend devoted to Temple Cleaning, December 28 & 29. Read more...
January 5-day Sesshin Deadline
A reminder that the deadline to apply to the January 5-day sesshin is Monday, December 30.
New Year's Ceremony — December 31
The New Year's Ceremony at the Centre will be held on Tuesday, December 31 beginning at 8pm.
The Ceremony brings into focus, in a very tangible and direct way, this time of renewal - both spiritual and physical. Read more...
Ceremony of Aid
On Thursday, November 14, we held a special Ceremony of Aid to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Thanks to the generosity of our members, we were able to raise $1150. Because the Canadian government is currently matching donations sent to the Philippines, we actually raised a total of $2300. Thank you!
To view our Quarterly Schedule
that lists events, ceremonies and activities at formal sittings,
please visit our Schedule Page.
In Buddhism, we say there are no accidents. If you feel a pull towards the Buddha’s teaching and would like to explore further or would like to enhance your own peace of mind or spiritual practice, we invite you to the Toronto Zen Centre. The best place to begin is at an Introductory Workshop with Sensei Henderson. Read More . . .
Tues & Thurs
No scheduled sittings