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Welcome to Salt Spring Zen Circle!

Practice during COVID-19: During this time of physical isolation, we continue to engage the Buddha Way through our practice of zazen and group study sessions. Please note that our practice offerings are now available through Zoom video conferencing. If you would like to join us for Wednesday night zazen (7:10-8:45PM) and/or weekly Sunday Sit’n’Study (9:00-10:00AM), please sign up on our Friends of the Sangha list for email updates on the schedule, current study materials, and links to Zoom meetings.

When we practice in the zendo and during sesshin, there is a dana bowl for students to make donations for the teachings offered. Dana is the practice of mutual generosity between teacher and student. Please consider donating through our digital PayPal dana bowl below. The suggested donation for teachings given at Wednesday night zazen and Sunday study sessions is $5-20. For teachings given at sesshin (retreat), we recommend $50 per day of retreat. With these suggestions in mind, please offer what is appropriate for you at a given time. All donations are received with gratitude.





After reading about our group and the various practice opportunities we offer, we hope you will feel free to join us at any time, whether you are completely new to meditation or Zen, or have experience in Zen or any other meditation tradition.

If you have never practiced zen meditation before, or have any questions before attending for the first time, we suggest that you contact Simon (250-537-1721) or Judy (250-537-2062).

Periodically we may offer other practice opportunities such as 1/2 day sit and study sessions and longer, silent meditation retreats (e.g.,3-4 days).  Information about upcoming practice opportunities will be posted on the Practice page of our website, and those who are interested in receiving announcements of practice opportunities may wish to sign up for our Friends list.

If you would like to learn more about any part of our practice, please feel free to contact Peter by email. Check our Calendar page for updates on upcoming events.  You can also sign up for our Friends of Salt Spring Zen Circle email list and learn about full sangha membership on the Membership page.

Salt Spring Zen Circle

PO Box 235

Salt Spring Island, BC

V8K 2V9