Yutaka-machi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 142-0042 Japan
THE HISTORY OF TOSHOJI
1941, Harada Daiun Sogaku Roshi established
a branch of Hosshin-ji temple in Tokyo. At first it was named "Daiun kai
Dojo", and in 1943 was registered as "Toshoji" temple.
Toshoji was burned completely during the Second World War. After the war, many followers helped to build a new Toshoji.
Second master Ban Tetsugyu Roshi and present master Deguchi Tetsujyo refurbished the building many times till now.
The gate of Toshoji
Gabor Terebess (釈 元祥 Shaku Genshō, 1944-)
stayed a few months in 1967 at Tōshō-ji
with Ban Tetsugyu rōshi
出口鉄城 Deguchi Tetsujo
(December 11, 1951-)
Deguchi Tetsujo, Abbot of Toshoji International
Zen Center and a seminal influence on the growth of Zen Buddhism in Italy.
He was ordained as a Soto Zen Monk at the age of thirty, but started zazen at the age of sixteen.
He studied law in Chuo University while staying at Toshoji temple.
He received Dharma transmission and also Dharuma success (1983 Inka) of Harada Roshi Line from Tetsugyu Ban Roshi (1910-1996).
TOSHOJI - S C H E D U L E
AM 5:00 ZAZEN
5:40 SUTRA CHANTING
6:20 CLEANING till AM7:00
(Except Sundays and public holidays)
ZEN TRAINING MEETING
PM 6:00 ZAZEN
7:30 TEA till PM8:00
SESSHIN (3000yen a day)
5 DAYS FULL-TIME ZEN TRAINING
Early in April
Early in December
A GUIDE FOR STAYING AT THE TEMPLE
those who want to practice ZEN for a longer period
(more than 6 months), a dormitory in the temple is available.
Dormitory for men 8 rooms
Dormitory for women 3 rooms
Residents are required to participate in the morning routine,
also ZENKAI and SESSHIN.
The temple gates close at 9 pm,and all residents must return
by that time.
Residents may not stay overnight outside the temple.
The daytime is free for residents to go to school,or work
outside the temple.
The fee per month is 30,000 yen (including breakfast)
Electricity and water charges are shared among residents.
OTHER ZEN LINKS
A strong related temple with TOSHOJI
The World Wide SOTO ZEN
Official page of SOTO
The Electronic Bodhidharma
International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism at Hanazono university