All Buddhist Temple of Toledo Services, Ceremonies, Meetings, and other activities are virtual-only through May 31, 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Temple building is closed.

Gatherings that can be adapted to virtual-only will be held online including:

  • Temple Ceremonies and Services will be live streamed on our Facebook Page
  • Ango Workshops will be held virtually

Gatherings that cannot be shifted online are cancelled, including:

  • Meditation and Recovery Group - Monday evening book club and meeting are cancelled.
  • Dharma School - Sunday Dharma school for kids is cancelled.
  • Sesshin - April and May sesshin are cancelled. Our Teachers will offer alternative practices to fill the space left in our Ango practice, but these will not be "virtual sesshin". Details forthcoming.

Learn more about the Temple's COVID-19 Response in this video from our Response Team and follow our Facebook Page for updates.


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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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, 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