The White Wind Zen community has three centres providing a venue for authentic Zen practice which are all maintained under the direction of Zen Master Anzan Hoshin:
To see the daily schedule, download the July - December 2013 Practice Calendar.
The Zen Centre of Ottawa is the main centre and training monastery of the White Wind Zen Community. Located in a 9,700 sq. ft. heritage building in Ottawa's Sandy Hill district, the Zen Centre, also known by its monastic name, Honzan Dainen-ji, provides an environment for authentic monastic and lay Zen practice. The main practice areas of the monastery include the first floor Zendo, second floor Hatto (Dharma Hall), a Shuryo (Study Hall) with a large library, Undo (Cloud Hall) for public retreats and residential training in the completely refurbished basement, and space for monastic and lay residents on the third floor.
240 Daly Avenue
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382 Knowlan Mountain Road RR #1
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
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In August 1990, Michael Zenki Hope-Simpson (now anagarika) received authorization to establish a branch practice group in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. The Wolfville Zazenkai ("gathering together for zazen") provides an opportunity for branch members to participate in the foundations of mindfulness practice and possibly to prepare for more intensive training at Dainen-ji. Sittings are held twice weekly, on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings at our Knowlan Mountain Zendo located a few miles outside of Wolfville. The Zendo features a beautiful Mu sho brushed by the Roshi on translucent plexiglass that hangs in front of a window above the Butsudan.
Flat 3, 4 Stuart Avenue
South Harrow, Middlesex
Tel: UK 020-8422-9757
From Canada 01144-208422-9757
The main activity at Harrow Zazenkai is sitting - zazen. And in this context we also unfold the forms of kinhin, chanting, listening to teisho and dharma talks. We have general sittings on Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings. Practice interviews are regularly available with Dharma Teachers and practice advisors at Dainen-ji by telephone and email. We also have the opportunity for face to face interviews with visiting practice advisors. Other sitting times and instruction in sitting posture are available by appointment. If you are interested in practicing at Harrow Zazenkai, please contact us.