The Zenwest Buddhist Society was incorporated as a non-profit organization in the province of British Columbia and registered federally as a charity in 1980. The Zenwest Buddhist Society is also a recognized religious body in the province of British Columbia.

Our Vision

  • The Zenwest Buddhist Society will be a dynamic community and sustainable environment for the practice of living Zen in our families and in our world.
  • The Zenwest Buddhist Society offers: - Training for many non-residential members, and a few residential members.- A variety of inclusive activities for the Sangha and broader community.

Our Mission

We make Zen come alive!

Our Governing Documents

We offer this information so that those who are interested in knowing more about the Zenwest Buddhist Society and how it operates can have open access to the documents and policies that guide the activities and direction of the Zenwest Buddhist Society. Zenwest continues to grow and develop, and we will continue to post our policies and governing documents as they are established or revised. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, or if you would like more information, please contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.