There is a rich variety of Buddhist organizations in and around Victoria, BC.  Zenwest maintains a list of organizations that you might find useful. If you are affiliated with an organization that is not listed here and would like to be listed, please send us your information and we'll add you to the list.

The organizations listed here are not affliated with Zenwest and are listed here as a community service.  We believe that individuals should be able to find and practice with a group that fits their lifestyle and needs and provide a list of places that people can get engaged with their Buddhist practice.

Awake in Action

Tradition Engaged Buddhism
Contact Eric Jordan
Contact Phone (250)744-7703
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Mailing Address 1764 Lulie Street, Victoria V8R 5W6
Web Site http://www.awakeinaction.org/

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre

Tradition New Kadampa Buddhism (NKB)
Lineage Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Zopa
Contact Gen Kelsang Zopa
Contact Phone (250) 592-7164
Contact e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address of Centre 2020A Douglas Street, Victoria B.C. V8T 4L1
Web Address http://meditatevancouverisland.org/

Dharma Fellowship of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa

Tradition Tibetan (Karma-Kagyu)
Lineage His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Urgyen Trinley Dorje
Resident Teacher Ven. Kunzang Palden Rinpoche
Contact Phone (250) 335-9146
Contact e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address of Centre 7131 Denman Rd, Denman Island
Web Address http://www.dharmafellowship.org

Fernwood Zendo

Tradition

Soto Zen & Mindfulness Meditation

Contact

Peter (Daishin) Renner

Contact Phone

(250) 590-5557

Contact e-mail

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Mailing Address

1140 Grant Street, Victoria, BC  V8T 1B9

Web Site

http://fernwoodzendo.wordpress.com/

Kathok Gongpa Drub Dey Od Sel Ling

Tradition Tibetan (Nyingma/Dzogchen)
Lineage H.E. Ven. Lingtrul Kadak Chöying Dorje (Lingtrul Rinpoche)
Contact David and Jane Ayers
Contact Phone (250) 752-1280
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Address of Centre 2800 Grafton Ave, Qualicum Beach
Website http://www.kathokgonpa.ca/

Kunzang Dechen Osel Ling (KDOL)

Tradition Tibetan (Shangpa Kagyu)
Lineage V.V. Khyabje Kalu Rinpoche
Resident Teacher Lama Tara
Contact Lama Tara
Contact Phone (250) 380-8610
Contact e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address of Centre 268 Mt. Tuam Road Saltspring Island
Meeting Time See website
Web Site http://www.kkc.bc.ca

Mindfulness Community of Victoria (MCV)

Tradition Plum Village Zen
Lineage Thich Nhat Hanh
Contact Monica Kingsbury
Contact Phone (250) 383-2451
Contact e-Mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address of Centre 1831 Fern St.
Meeting Time 19h00-20h30 Thursday

Muge Zen Sitting Group of Victoria

Tradition

This group has an informal association with the Mountains &

Rivers Order of Zen

Lineage Soto Zen
Contact Carol or Ted Mousseau
Contact Phone (250) 598-3672
Contact e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sitting

Friday evenings, St. Aidan's United Church

Please contact Carol or Ted for an orientation.

Nichiren Buddha Society

Tradition Mahayana - Nichiren Japanese
Lineage Nichiren Daishonin
Contact Henry Landry
Contact Phone (250) 715-1976
Contact e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address of Centre 3437 Drinkwater Road, Duncan BC V9L 5Z2
Meeting Time Wed. 7:30 pm: Shodai Peace Chant,
Friday 6:30 pm Open House & Gongyo Meditation,
Sunday 10:30 am Full Service, Lecture and Social for Discussion.
Web Site http://www.viretreats.com/

Salt Spring Island Vipassana Community

Tradition Vipassana
Lineage N/A
Resident Teacher Heather Martin
Contact Heather Martin
Contact Phone (250) 653-9729
Contact e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address of Centre Various
Web Address http://www.ssivipassana.org

Salt Spring Zen Circle

Tradition Soto Zen
Lineage Shunryu Suzuki affiliated with Zoketsu Norman Fischer's Everyday Zen.
Resident Teacher Peter Levitt
Contact Peter Levitt
Contact Phone (250) 537-9567
Website

http://saltspringzencircle.org/  

Contact e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Meeting Time Weekly zazen Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Intensive sittings as announced.

Sherab Chamma Ling

Tradition Tibetan (Bon)
Lineage Tibetan Yungdrung Bon
Resident Teacher Geshe YongDong Losar
Contact Norma Forrest
Contact Phone (250) 334-0306
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Address of Centre Room 218, 2270 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay
Web Address http://www.sherabchammaling.com

Shinzanji Zen Buddhist Temple and Society

Tradition Rinzai Zen
Lineage Rinzai Zen under Roshi Shinzan Miyamae
Teacher Roshi Eshin Melody Cornell
Contact Roshi Eshin Melody Cornell
Contact Phone (250) 598-9345
Contact e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sooke Meditation & Mindfulness Centre

Tradition Plum Village Zen
Lineage Thich Nhat Hanh
Contact Phil Rossner
Contact Phone (250) 642-6065
Contact E-Mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web Site http://members.shaw.ca/sabai

Thubten Chöling

Tradition Tibetan (Nyingma/Dzogchen)
Resident Teacher Nagkpa Lama Kalzang Dorje
Contact Maria Karuna Shaneman
Contact Phone (250) 748-6028
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Address of Centre 5810 Wilson Ave. Duncan

Vancouver Island Zen Sangha

Tradition Soto Zen
Lineage Jiyu Kennet Roshi (Shasta Abbey)
Resident Teacher Reverend Master Meiten
Contact Reverend Master Meiten
Phone (250) 479-8850
e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Meeting Time Phone for times
Web Site http://www.shastaabbey.org

Victoria Buddhist Dharma Society

Tradition Tibetan (Sakya)
Lineage His Holiness Sakya Trizin
Resident Teacher Lama Jhampa Tenzin
Contact Lama Jhampa
Contact Phone (250) 385-4828
Contact e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address of Centre 3371 Maplewood Road
Meeting Time listed on the website
Web Address

http://www.victoriabuddhistdharmasociety.org/

Victoria Shambhala Centre

Tradition Tibetan (Kagu)
Lineage Sakyong Mipahm Rinpoche
Contact George Howell
Contact Phone (250) 383-9108
Contact E-Mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address of Centre #1-2033 Belmont Ave.
Meeting Time 19h00-21h00 Tuesday
Web Site http://victoria.shambhala.org/

Victoria Vipassana Community

Tradition Theravada (Insight)
Lineage N/A
Resident Teacher Heather Martin
Contact Brock Brown
Phone (250) 472-6065
Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address of Community Sit Lynn Wylie Yoga Studio, #202 - 1600 Bay Street (Shakespeare St. Entrance)
Meeting Time Every Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m.
Web Site http://www.victoriavipassana.org

White Rock Chan (Zen) Community

Tradition Chan
Resident Teacher William Tsao
Contact Phone Gavin - 604-538-8472
Contact E-Mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address of Centre
White Rock Community Center
15154 Russell Avenue, Surrey
Time
Saturday mornings 10 a.m  to 12: p.m.
Website

Yeshe Khorlo Nyingma Buddhist Centre

Tradition Tibetan (Nyingma)
Lineage H. E. Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche
Contact e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web Site http://www.yeshekhorlo.ca

Zenwest Buddhist Society

Tradition Zen (Rinzai)
Resident Teacher Eshu Martin
Contact Eshu Martin
Contact Phone (250) 642-7936
Contact e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address of Centre 4970 Nagle Road V9Z 1C7
Meeting Times See website
Web Site http://www.zenwest.ca