The Order, whose first abbess was Reverend Master Jiyu-Kennett, has its North American headquarters at Shasta Abbey in California and its European headquarters at Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey in England, with priories, temples and affiliated meditation groups throughout North America, Europe and the Caribbean.
The Vancouver Island Zen Sangha meets weekly in the Victoria area to meditate and study the teachings of the Serene Reflection Meditation tradition.
The Founder of the Vancouver Island Zen Sangha is Reverend Master Meiten McGuire, of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. RM Meiten retired from active leadership and teaching in 2015, at the age of eighty-nine years.
We are pleased to offer Rev. Meiten's books, Reflections on the Path: Zen Training in Everyday Life, Reminders on the Way: Zen Training in Everyday Life, and Returning to Stillness: Zen Training in Everyday Life in electronic formats for downloading.
The Vancouver Zen Sangha is a registered charity, supported entirely by donations. Tax receipts are available on request. If you wish to donate, you can use the PayPal button below.