White Wind Zen Community

A Community practising and teaching Dogen’s Zen since 1985

Upcoming Events


Chanting of the Precepts will take place on June 30th, July 13th and July 27th, 2018.

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 practised during the 6:00 am formal sitting in the Hatto. General students are welcome to attend. 


The Roshi will begin a period of hermitage on Wednesday, July 4th, which will end at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 8th, 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, July 7th, 2018. Attending the workshop is the first step for anyone wishing to practice at Dainen-ji. For more information, please see Introduction to Zen workshop.

If you live outside of the Ottawa area, find out how you can practice and receive instruction through our Long Distance Training Program.


Yaza (all night sitting) will take place on Saturday, July 21st, from 10 pm until Sunday, July 22nd, at 8 am. Zen Master Anzan Hoshin will lead the Yaza. Students attending should arrive by first bell at 9:45 p.m. A light breakfast will be served before the end of the Yaza. All students are welcome to attend. Please register soon as is seating will be limited. The suggested dana contribution for Yaza is $30.00. To register, please send an email to [email protected] or leave a message on the Zen Centre office answering machine at 613-562-1568.