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.
Zenwest has a number of events occurring throughout the year. We have courses, community events, and celebrations. Click the button below to see all of our events.
Zenwest’s Tuesday Evening Zen Meditation at the Interfaith Chapel is an open door to explore the way of zazen (seated meditation), the traditional and integral practice of Zen Buddhism.read more
Our Sunday Zendo is held at our Roseberry Home Temple. It is one of four rotating locations offered for our Sunday sits. Sunday sits are open to members in good standing and those who have completed the Orientation to Zen Course. Depending on location sits are from...read more
If you are visiting Victoria and are affiliated with an established centre, please contact Zenwest if you would like to join us for practice.read more
Tuesday Evening Meditation
Zenwest’s Tuesday Evening Zen Meditation at the Interfaith Chapel is an open door to explore the way of zazen (seated meditation), the traditional and integral practice of Zen Buddhism.
At our Tuesday evening public Zen Meditation at the UVic Interfaith Chapel we practice chanting, a Zen talk is offered by a Zenwest priest and all this is bracketed by fifteen-minute periods of sitting, and walking meditation. There is no cost for attendance.
Location and Time:
UVic Interfaith Chapel, near Finnerty Gardens
Parking Lot #6
Parking Cost $3.00
Free parking on Cedar Hill X Road & Gordon Head Road
We offer self-investigation through Zen meditation.
Arrive by 6:50pm, sit starts sharply at 7:00pm.
Formal sitting ends at 8:00pm.
Informal gathering in the lobby until 8:30pm.
Spiritually Speaking, published on-line at the Times Colonist website, is an opportunity for local wisdom traditions to share. Our Reverend Soshin McMurchy occasionally writes an article for Spiritually Speaking. Read her wise words here:
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.
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Thank you for helping to make Zen come alive at Zenwest!