A Living Tradition
Founded in 1990, the Detroit Zen Center is a branch of Sudeok-sa, a 1,300 year-old temple in South Korea, yet is an American Zen community. Our mission is to teach Zen Buddhism, and help those interested apply its principles -- awareness, compassion and wisdom, into their daily lives. The Abbot and founder Hwalson Sunim is a monk of 40 years, with extensive training in North America and Korea.
Specifically, we hold:
--'First Sundays', a workshop & brunch held the first Sunday of the month from 9am-12pm. Though designed for beginners all are welcome. Meditation insstruction is given by resident monks, followed by group meditation, a Dharma Talk & diaolgue. It ends in the cafe with organic vegan brunch served at 11am.
After attending 'First Sunday' folks may attend any other Sunday meditation. To attend week-day meditation membership is required.
Stools and benches are available in addition to cross-legged sitting mats. The donation to attend 'First Sunday' is $20, or $15 for students/seniors. This donation includes the brunch. For other Sunday sittings we suggest a $5-10 donation.
--Weekday morning and evening meditation for members. Membership is by monthly donation, and open to anyone who has attended a 'First Sunday', & plans to or has taken the Zen Course, held seasonally.
--Introduction to Zen courses seasonally.
--Silent retreats every month (weekend or 5-day).
-- Residential apprenticeship study (apprentices live at the Zen Center and follow the daily schedule), available by application.
--Short or long-term rental of private rooms in the adjacent residency (Sangha House), available by application.
--An onsite-organic cafe & store, Living Zen Organics, a non-profit business that supports the Center and employs students & neighbors.
--Public Yoga classes on Saturday mornings, and Taoist Yoga classes on Tues, Wed & Thurs mornings.
Please check the 'Calendar' for times, dates and details. For a residency or apprenticeship application, please contact the Director.
As a non-profit organization, The Detroit Zen Center relies on donations by members, guests, & the public. Donations are tax-deductible. Please contact the Director for membership details: 313.366.7738 firstname.lastname@example.org
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UPCOMING: February 7: 9am - 12pm
Zen meditation intro, group meditation, dialogue & organic brunch.
BY REGISTRATION ONLY. $20
Volunteer Day & Open House
Work Projects: 9am - 3pm (Work is fun!)
Open House: 11am - 1pm (Tour & Tea)
Open to the public by appointment please!
Upcoming dates: Saturday January 9 & 23
To Honor the date of Buddha's Awakening
Friday Jan 15, 10pm - Saturday Jan 16, 4am
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BY DONATION
Working Retreat: Feb 1, 7pm - Feb 5, 6am
$100 ($50 DEPOSIT DUE BY FRI. JAN 29)
-Please read description on 'calendar' page.
3 Tuesdays: Feb. 17, 24, March 3
and finishes on Sunday, March 6
By registration only.
This class is the requirement for membership.
Students should attend all classes. $150
$50 DEPOSIT DUE BY FRI. FEB 12