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
June Retreat Application Deadline — May 21
The application deadline for the June 5-day retreat is Tuesday, May 21. An application can be downloaded here.
Victoria Day Closures — May 19 & 20
The Centre will be closed during the Victoria Day holiday weekend, Sunday, May 19 and Monday, May 20. Sittings resume on Tuesday morning.
Sangha Meeting — Sunday, May 26
The Board of Directors is planning a membership meeting to be held at the Zen Centre on Sunday, May 26, so that an update can be given on the progress of the Way Forward Buddha Hall Renovation project. This will provide an opportunity for the Sangha to raise questions and share views on the direction and timing of the project and vote on these issues, if that is deemed necessary. Therefore it is important for members to attend! The meeting will be held following teisho in the main kitchen, beginning around 11am.
The Way Forward Buddha Hall Expansion Campaign — Update
In early March of this year the Zen Centre held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we discussed plans to expand our beautiful house. It was there we decided to go ahead and expand the Buddha Hall... Read More
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 . . .
Mon—Fri 6-7:15 a.m.
Tues & Thurs
Saturday No scheduled sittings
|Sunday 9-11:45 a.m.|