The Buddhist Temple of Toledo is a Soto Zen Buddhist community with the Harada-Yasutani koan introspection tradition offering intensive Zen meditation training and a family-friendly neighborhood sangha.
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.
The Temple is co-located with Shobu Aikido of Ohio at 6537 Angola Road, Holland, Ohio 43528.
- 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