Schedule at-a-glance

Public Sunday Morning Sitting*
9-10:30am: Open meditation & Dharma talk.  Instruction available.  
Suggested Donation:  $10
*Not held the last Sunday of the month.
RSVP Required 313.366.7738 or

The Living Zen Cafe, part of our right-livelihood business, opens for brunch on Sundays from 11am-1pm.  Tea is served in the cafe from 10:30-11 for guests staying on from meditation to brunch.

New or Full Moon Dharma Talk 
Full Moon, Tuesday April 15, 7-8pm
All Welcome. Held on the evening of the new or full moon, by Abbot Hwalson Sunim or another qualified monastic.


Spring Class, 4 Thursdays
April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2014.  7-8:30pm.  
Cost, $100. $50 Deposit due Fri. April 4th.

Eischens Yoga
improving energy, health & wellness through right alignment, posture & flow.    
Saturdays, 9:30-11am.  $12, $56/8 classes.  
Mats/changing rooms & blocks provided.

founded by the late Roger Eischens, 
devoted disciple of B.K.S. Iyengar

Formal Zen Meditation Schedule
Daily meditations are open to anyone who has attended a public Sunday morning sitting and received instruction.  Exception is Wednesday night sitting, which is for formal students only.  Student-membership is available and offers a way to formalize and deepen your relationship to practice, a teacher, and the community.  We offer a 30-day trial membership for those exploring to study here. First attend a Public Sunday Morning Sitting & Dharma Talk, and make arrangements with the Director to discuss your interest in becoming a student.

Winter-Spring Daily Practice Schedule
(thru 5.13.14)

Tuesday, 6-7am.  
Wednesday, 6:30-8pm (for formal students only.)
Thursday, 6-7am.  Friday, 6-7am

Chanting Service: 
6:30am, 6:30pm for approx. 30 minutes, held on a
ll non-meditation mornings & evenings.  

This service is a 1,300 year-old ritual of drum, bell and chanting, where we offer incense and gratitude for true spiritual paths and teachers of all traditions.  As an adjunct to sitting meditation practice, chanting practice is a time-honored method of meditation in itself.

Summer Training Daily Schedule 
(5.14.14 - 8.10.14)

Tuesday, 5-7am; 6:30-7:30pm
Wednesday, 6:30-8pm
Thursday, 5-7am  Friday, 5-7am
Sunday, 9-10:30am

Chanting ServiceAll non-sitting mornings evenings, 6:30-7am/pm.  Drum, bell & chanting.

Monastic-style Retreats as well as  Working Retreats are offered.  During Working Retreats participants follow a morning & evening meditation schedule, stay overnight in the Zen Hall, and can leave during the day for work or household responsibilities.  Monastic-style retreats participants stay the duration of the retreat at the Zen Center.

Working Retreats:  Free for student-members, $100/public.  Call/email for more info.
Sunday April 13, 7pm - Friday April 18, 6am

Monastic-style Retreats
$100/students; $150/public

Tue. May 27, 7pm-June 2, 7am
Sun. July 6, 7pm- Fri. July 11, 7am

Living Zen Organics & Cafe
our right livelihood business...
Cafe:  Sunday Brunch, 11am-1pm.
RSVP Requested.  313.366.7738
Fresh, organic, vegan foods are prepared & delivered by monks & students.  Sold at local markets & stores. 

Available at:  
Eastern Market Saturdays
    -Shed 2; Shed 5 Jan - March
Eastern Market Tuesdays
    -Shed 2, June - October only
Royal Oak Farmers Market, Saturdays
Honey Bee Market, Detroit
Goodwells, Detroit  (Salads only)
Avalon-on-the-Blvd. (in Henry Ford Hospital)
Natural Food Patch, Ferndale    
Nutri-foods, Royal Oak
Holiday Market, Royal Oak
Beyond Juice - Birmingham
Western Market, Ferndale
Organic Food & Vitamin, Ferndale
Simply Good, Birmingham
True Body Fitness, Detroit