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:
- Zen Centre of Ottawa (Honzan Dainen-ji)
- Wolfville Zazenkai
- Harrow Zazenkai
Zen Centre of Ottawa (Honzan Dainen-ji)
240 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Canada K1N 6G2
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.
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382 Knowlan Mountain Road
RR #1, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Canada B4P 2R1
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
Middlesex, England HA2 9BB
Tel: UK 0208-422 9757. From Canada 01144-208-9757
The main activity at Harrow Zazenkai is sitting - zazen. And in this context we unfold the forms of chanting, listening to teisho tapes by Anzan Hoshin roshi, Daruma-kata Aiki - a movement practice - and oryoki. Practice interviews are regularly available with practice advisors at Dainen-ji by telephone and email. We also have the opportunity for face to face interviews with visiting practice advisors when we hold Introduction to Zen Workshops. Formal students travel regularly to Dainen-ji and this helps keep the practice environment fresh.
In addition to our daily schedule, one-day sittings are held monthly. Other sitting times and instruction in sitting posture are available by appointment. If you are interested in practicing at Harrow Zazenkai, click here.
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