We make Zen come alive!

The Zenwest Buddhist Society is a dynamic community of practitioners of Zen Buddhism. Zenwest offers a sustainable environment for the practice of living Zen in our lives and in our world. We offer local practice opportunities to members in Victoria, BC, Canada. We also maintain a number of on-line resources for people to engage with and deepen their zen practice, wherever they happen to live.

Appropriate Response

What is the appropriate response to CoVid19? In Douglas Adams’ first book the “Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” he refers to the the guide as bearing the words “DON'T PANIC inscribed in large yellow friendly letters on its cover.” In this time of CoVid-19 we would do well to etch this into our consciousness. It would also be equally useful to remember to “carry a towel” (also from the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy), your towel literally or metaphorically, to remind yourself to wash your hands frequently with soap and water from 20-30 seconds. It is also a keen reminder that we are all in...
Genjo Osho Weekend Sesshin

Genjo Osho Weekend Sesshin

Genjo Marinello Osho will be leading a sesshin in Victoria at the Maria Montessori Academy on the weekend of February 28th to March 1st , 2020. Genjo Osho is the Abbot of the Chobo-ji temple in Seattle, and is a senior teacher in the Rinzai Zen school.

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Sunday Zendo

Sunday Zendo

  Our home temple, Roseberry Temple, is in Victoria, BC.  We have transitioned to having pod Temples in line with our new foundation of practice opportunities and activities offered by members.  We are also pleased to introduce Beechwood Temple in Fairfield...

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Spiritually Speaking

Zen Practice Schedule and Events

Look up time and location for our practice opportunities here.

Online Courses

Zenwest offers a free on-line course  and teachings online to help your practice. Learn at your own pace!

Zenwest Community

We are currently undergoing a rebuilding and a reimagining of our community. If you wish to be a part of exciting new opportunities, contact us.

Click the “Drop Us A Line” link below.

About Zenwest

Drop Us a Line

We welcome visitors, contact us if you with to sit with us. Of course, if you have any questions or would just like to say hello, we would love to hear from you! 

Please make a Donation to Zenwest

Your donation helps Zenwest to continue to provide local practice offerings in the Zendo and the many services and supports that we offer around the world such as the Living Zen podcast, on-line courses and videos. You can make a difference by ensuring that we can continue to deliver our outstanding programming!

Thank you for helping to make Zen come alive at Zenwest!