Everyone is welcome at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo, a beacon for waking up to one's true nature, nestled in Northwest Ohio at the crossroads of America. The Buddhist Temple of Toledo provides teachings and community for anyone interested in Buddhist practice in the greater Toledo area with weekly services, zazen, dharma talks, practice discussions, monthly workshops and retreats. Here you will find a group of dedicated and friendly people and a welcoming environment that is open to all. If you are attending for an academic class, there is no need to call ahead to let us know—just show up!  Please dress comfortably as loose clothing is better for meditation and arrive a few minutes early if you can.
 Sunday begins with a Buddhist Studies class at 9:30am, Orientation for new folks and liturgy prep at 10:30am, Sutra Service with a Dharma Talk and Dharma School for Kids at 11:00am and fellowship at 12:20pm.   

Wednesday begins with fellowship at 7:15 and liturgy, Dokusan and Teisho from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
The Temple is co-located with Shobu Aikido of Ohio at 6537 Angola Road, Holland, Ohio 43528.
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

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


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