White Wind Zen Community

A Community practising and teaching Dogen’s Zen since 1985

Upcoming Events


Chanting of the Precepts will take place on May 24th and June 7th, 2017.

Fusatsu (J) literally “Chanting together”, a practice of aligning with and renewing the Bodhisattva Precepts for monastics and formal students is usually held on or near new and full moon days on a Wednesday and is practiced during the 6:00 am formal sitting in the Hatto. General students are welcome to attend. 

Shukke-tokudo for Rev. Endai Mayeda anagarika

On Friday, May 19th, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Ven. Anzan Hoshin roshi will Transmit the Precepts of novice ordination to Endai Mayeda anagarika who will then be known as "shramon" (novice) rather than "anagarika" (not-a-householder or postulant).

Endai anagarika has been practising as a student since April of 2006 and was accepted as a probationary formal student by Ven. Jinmyo Renge osho-ajari in March of 2009. He received the Three Jewels on August 14, 2011 and the 16 Bosatsu-kai in December of 2012 from Jinmyo Renge osho-ajari. He received the Vow of Brahmacharya on May 16th, 2014 from Ven. Anzan Hoshin roshi. On February 19th, 2016, Ven. Anzan Hoshin roshi gave him shukke-tokudo with the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts and the Forty-Eight Supporting Precepts and received him as a postulant for monastic training.

All students are welcome to register to attend (email schedule@wwzc.org or telephone the Zen Centre’s office answering machine at 613-562-1568 to register). Instruction on how to participate in the ceremony will be provided beforehand at 7 p.m.

Fudo ennichi

May 26th is a day traditionally dedicated to Fudo Myo-o. Fuo Myo-o (J) Acala Vidyaraja (S) A manifestation of “Mahavairocana” or all pervading Awareness as a wrathful guardian figure; a symbol of boundless energy, determination and compassion. Used as a symbol of the Teacher’s mind in this Lineage. Fudo stands glaring and snarling like a demon; it holds the sword of insight in one hand and the cord of the Precepts in the other; it has chained itself to a rock in the midst of the raging flames of the deepest hell to work for the liberation of all beings there.


The Roshi will begin a period of hermitage on Wednesday, May 31st which will end on Sunday, June 4th, at 9:30 a.m., when he leads monastics in Acalanatha Sadhana.

Introduction to Zen Workshop

The next Introduction to Zen Workshop will take place at Dainen-ji on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. For more information please see: http://www.wwzc.org/content/introduction-zen-workshop-ottawa. For information concerning our Long-distance Training Program, please visit this Web Page: http://www.wwzc.org/long-distance-training-program