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Orientation to the Buddhist Temple of Toledo!
Everyone is Welcome!
Perfect for newly interested or arrived folks, these Sunday afternoon workshops are designed to give those who are interested in learning more about the various activites at the temple. We cover topics such as what it means to work with a teacher, what the Dharma School for kids is, what retreats are, what the Bodhisattvha vows are all about, why we do the liturgical practices we do, etc... Above all there is lots of space to answer questions and learn from some experienced members of the community.

$15 Suggested Donation

These orientations are offered monthly on a Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm:
2/22, 3/29, 4/19, 5/24, 6/28, 7/26, 8/23, 9/27, 10/18, 11/22
View Sunday & Wednesday Service on Our Simulcast:
Dear Ones,
I am happy to announce that I have offered Jay Rinsen Weik Denbo transmission, the final authorization as an independent Zen Buddhist teacher, and that he has accepted. We are in the process now, and I expect that it will be complete within a few months at most.
With Love,
James Myoun Ford
View Sunday & Wednesday Service Simulcast:

Click the pic above to hear James Myo'un Ford Roshi, Melissa Myozen Blacker Roshi and David Dae On Rynick Roshi explain the meaning of Denkai at Rinsen's Celebration.


A Message from the Temple Priests Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik & Rev. Karen Do-on Weik

The Temple is situated in the Holland/Springfield area of greater Toledo and brings together people interested in Buddhist practice from all around the greater NW ohio area and beyond. You are always welcome to join in for our family oriented Sunday Morning Service, the Wednesday Evening Service or any of the many classes and workshops that happen here.

Our growing community is made up of a diverse group of people who have perhaps read books about Zen and Buddhist philosophy or tried meditation on their own and then decided to visit and taste for themselves what the cookbook describes. Regular members of the community include area college students and professors, engineers, physicians, homemakers, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, computer geeks, martial artists, yoga practitioners, children and retired folk.

We sincerely hope you will enjoy exploring this website, and find in it a compelling invitation to come and explore this deep Wisdom Tradition for yourself!

- Rev. Rinsen and Rev. Do-on