Toronto Zen Centre Installs First Canadian-Born Abbott

June 25, 2005

Source: The Globe and Mail

On June 25, 2005 The Globe and Mail reported, "The Toronto Zen Centre, founded in 1968 and incorporated in 1971, is Canada's oldest centre for Zen practice. It marked a major milestone this month when Mr. Henderson, who helped found the centre, was installed as its first Canadian abbot and resident teacher to a community that, with children, numbers about 160 members. That makes Taigen Henderson something of a rarity -- there are only a handful of North American-born Zen Buddhist priests."