An American tradition of Korean Zen.
The Detroit Zen Center functions as a residential urban zen monastery, with monastics teaching & training resident and non-resident students.
Founded in 1990 as a branch of Sudeok-sa, a 1,300 year-old temple in South Korea, our mission is "to provide a place for the study and practice of Zen Buddhism through meditation, manual work, and the arts". Self-inquiry through meditation, and sustainable lifestyle are at the core of the Detroit Zen Center community.We offer public Sunday morning meditation & Dharma talk (RSVP), morning meditations, occasional courses, Saturday yoga, & an organic cafe/store. These activities are offered in an effort to support ourselves while providing service to the greater community.
If you are interested in studentship or residential apprenticeship, please contact the Director for an application or more information. A good way to explore curiosity in the Detroit Zen Center is to attend a 'Sunday Morning Meditation & Dharma Talk', by RSVP, or simply come for lunch in our cafe.