Thank you for your support for the new Temple Building!
The Zen Buddhist Temple of Toledo (BTT) has exciting news -- the opportunity to move to a central Toledo location and build a new Temple. The land and building funds have been generously donated and the Toledo Plan Commission approved the site plan on June 13, 2019.
People who oppose this construction site plan have 10 days to appeal. If an appeal is filed, City Council will hear the appeal on July 17.
If you are a member or friend of BTT and would like to share your support, please visit our SUPPORT page to learn how to contact all twelve members of Toledo City Council and for more details on attending the July 17 meeting.
The Buddhist Temple of Toledo is an independent Soto Zen Buddhist Temple that emphasizes intensive Zen training and includes the the Rinzai koan introspection tradition as well as the Lam Rim teachings of Tibetan Buddhism's Gelupa lineage. The Buddhist Temple of Toledo is an inclusive family-friendly community with opportunity for authentic Zen practice for all.
Visitors Always Welcome!
Beginners are welcome at all of our weekly services, no need to call ahead for permission. Please dress comfortably in loose or stretchy clothing that will allow you to easily sit, stand, and walk. Yoga pants or sweatpants work well.
Sundays 11am - 12:30pm. Arrive at 10:10am on your first visit for beginning instruction/orientation from 10:15-10:50am. Light refreshments and fellowship follow Sunday service. Children are welcome to attend on Sundays and participate in Dharma School.
Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:30pm. Arrive at 7:15pm on your first visit. The Wednesday evening service is not suitable for children.
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Want to know what to expect when you visit? Watch this recording of a Sunday service
A Message from the Temple Priests Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik & Rev. Karen Do-on Weik
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, tradespeople, physicians, homemakers, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, computer geeks, martial artists, yoga practitioners, children and retired folks.
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