Non-Residential Training Period

Zenwest Buddhist Society will offer our members and associates two Non-Residential Training Periods in 2014.

February 17 - March 16, 2014

October 20 - November 16, 2014

Zenwest has established many resources to support the development and maintenance of a vibrant Zen practice including online training videos, formal practice opportunities, podcasting recorded Dharma talks, online meditation groups, video Dharma talks, and interview time via Skype.

The Non-Residential Training Period (NRTP) is structured in such a way as to connect all of these resources together to create an intensive community training opportunity that is accessible to anyone that wishes to participate, regardless of how long you have been practicing, or where on earth you may be.

There are four levels of engagement (T1-4) available, depending on how much you wish to commit to. If you are unsure, but wish to participate, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Osho to discuss options. Below is a chart outlining these four options and the expectations associated with each level. Also below is a document of notes and comments on each facet of the NRTP.

NRTP Notes

NRTP Chart

The NRTP has proven to be a fantastic opportunity to engage, intensify, and develop your Zen practice in the midst of your everyday life.

Non-Residential Training Period Fees:

  • Full-Member: Included in membership
  • Basic Member: $29
  • Associate: $49

If you would like to participate, but have not yet become a member or Associate, you can do so today.  

If you are a Basic Member or Associate, please register using the drop down menus below.

If you are a full member, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your request to sign up for the NRTP and at which level you would like to participate.

Please note:

  • Participation in Sunday Zendo requires completion of Orientation to Zen Buddhist Practice and Practice Assessment.
  • Participation in Intensives requires completion of Intensive Preparation course.