White Wind Zen Community

A Community practising and teaching Dogen’s Zen since 1985

Upcoming Events


Chanting of the Precepts will take place on March 1st and 15th, 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. 

Cancelled General Sitting

The Monday, February 13th, 7:30 p.m. general sitting is cancelled due to O-sesshin.

Cancelled Associate Sitting

The Thursday, February 16th, 7:30 p.m. associate sitting is cancelled due to O-sesshin.

Nehan O-sesshin

The Nehan O-sesshin will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10th, and will end on Friday, February 17th, at noon. Formal students are reminded to send their schedules to schedule at wwzc dot org as soon as is possible.

On Saturday, February 11th, associate and general students may attend a sitting held in the Zendo. Arrival time is 9:15 a.m. (in time for First Bell). The sitting ends at 11:30 a.m. Students attending are reminded to remain on the first floor.

A Note to Preliminary and Public Students Concerning O-sesshin

During an O-sesshin the schedule is such that there is no time to meet face to face with preliminary students or to reply to email correspondence sent by public students. Public students are asked to send their weekly practice journals, as they will be reviewed. But unless there is something that needs an immediate reply, you will not receive an email reply until the week following the O-sesshin.

Samu Weekend

The next Samu Weekend is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Please pencil this date into your diary so that you will be able to attend some or all of this day of samu practice. Saigyo tando will be writing soon to students with more details about the activities taking place. To register please send an email to Saigyo tando at saigyo.cross@gmail.com or leave a message on the Zen Centre office answering machine at 613-562-1568.


The Roshi will begin a period of hermitage on Wednesday, March 1st, which will end at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 5th 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, March 4th, 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