DepreshZen is an online support and advocacy group for Sangha members with depression and anxiety disorders.  We meet approximately every two weeks, alternating between Saturday afternoons and Monday evenings.

DepreshZen is a safe space to talk openly and educate ourselves and others about living with these conditions from the perspective of Zen practitioners. As the group’s playful name suggests, we hope to work toward reducing the social stigma associated with mental illness.

If you’re interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Iriz Robles ( or Tom Kowal (