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Newsletter for the month of January 2015

Welcome to the first instance of the Zenwest Newsletter. The newsletter team is new to this and would welcome any advice as to how to improve this newsletter to make it as useful as possible. For more information about any events, please click on the event to go to the Zenwest homepage for more details. For the full schedule, click here.

Jan 17 marks the 16th anniversary of our abbot Eshu Osho‘s ordination. This is certainly a birthday of sorts. Congratulations Eshu Osho.

An event in February to plan for: Genjo Osho will be visiting Zenwest from Feb 27—Mar 1. Take this opportunity to meet and sit with our teacher’s teacher.

Excellent News Department: The Q1 fundraising achieved $7,100. The target was $7,000. Scroll down to see the winners of the prints by Dylan Thomas, and to see what they won.

Jan 4: Sangha Sunday (Kokizan-ji)
Jan 6: Tuesday Evening (UVic)
Jan 11: Mondo Zendo (Kokizan-ji)
Jan 13: Tuesday Evening (UVic)
Jan 14: Wednesday Zendo (Roseberry)
Jan 18: Half-Day Zendo (Kokizan-ji)
Jan 20: Tuesday Evening (UVic)
Jan 25: One-Day Intensive (Kokizan-ji)
Jan 27: Tuesday Zendo (UVic)
Jan 28: Wednesday Zendo (Roseberry)
Special Events
Jan 5—Mar 29: Kokizan-ji Training Period 1, 2015. Residential and Non-Residential training
Jan 10: Zenwest Workday (Kokizan-ji 9:00am—12:00pm)
Jan 17—Feb 07: Orientation to Zen Group Course (9:30am—11:30am Saturdays)
Jan 21: Zenwest Board Mtg.

The winners of the draw for the Dylan Thomas prints are…
New Bloom 1 – Renée Layberry
New Bloom 2 – Genkyo Bosma
New Bloom 3 – Doshu and Soshin
Ripples – Kozan and Seishin
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