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Enpuku-ji Zen Centre

Enpuku-ji Zen Centre

Centre Zen de la Main (original name until 2009)
4620, St-Dominique
Montréal, QC
H2T 1T5


Resident teacher: Zengetsu Myoko, ordained priest

Lineage: Kyozan Joshu Sasaki, Roshi

Practices: Chanting sutras, discussion groups, meditation, physical labour, precepts/ordination, prostrations, retreats, vegetarian

Meditation: Walking, zazen

Public activities:
Zazen: Mon-Fri 6-7:30am, 6-7:30pm. Sat 9:30-11am
Dharma talks: Friday morning, Friday evening, Saturday morning.

Weekly one-hour zazen sessions at McGill and Concordia University Chaplaincies and the Yellow Door, a community centre.

English instruction: 1st Saturday of each month
French instruction: 2nd Saturday of each month

Zazenkai (one-day retreat): third Sunday of each month, except for April, July and August.
Sesshin (five-day retreat): Early January, late April and late August.

Other activities and initiatives:
Montreal Zen Poetry Festival – biennial festival with international guests, 12-14 events over four days Enpuku-ji Press is the publisher of each festival’s collection of works of the invitees. Also, events organized between festivals.

Private and Buddha ceremonies such as lay ordinations, weddings, funerals, memorials, child-naming ceremonies, Buddha’s birthday ceremony.

Annual Fundraising yardsale in September.

Affiliation: My brother-monk is the resident priest of the Zen Centre of Vancouver.

Associated with: Rinzai-ji, headquarters in Los Angeles

Languages: French, English, Spanish

Charity number: 895946978RR0001 Registered 1995

Listing updated: March 2022