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.

Learn Zen Meditation at Multifaith Postponed 

Due to the increased numbers of COVID-19 cases in the Island Health Region we have decided to postpone the startup of our Learn Zen Meditation offering which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 17th. We apologize for the postponement, but feel that the safety of our community is of paramount importance.   We will review this decision at our board meetings on the third Wednesday of each month.  We will keep you posted.    
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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Zenwest Chants

Zenwest Chants

Here you will find the Zenwest Chant Book as well as MP3 recordings of all the chants done in our regular Sunday service.

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Spiritually Speaking

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:

Navigating White Fragility

World Interfaith Harmony Week

Zen 101 for Activists (or Do You Love Earthworms?)

Finding a Way Past the Daydreaming

Mindfulness Provides Understanding of Silent Racism

With Some Practice You Can Flourish in Hard Times

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!