'First Sundays'
designed for beginners; open to all
Next Session:  Sunday February 6

9am  instruction (we start on time)
9:15-9:30  sitting meditation (zazen)
9:30-9:40  walking meditation
9:40-10  sitting meditation (zazen)
10-10:30  Dharma talk
10:30- ?  Vegan organic brunch & tea in the cafe, prepared by monastic staff. This includes an open time to dialogue or ask questions.

Instruction begins at 9am sharp.  
RSVP 313.366.7738 or
$20; $15 low-income/students/seniors.
All Welcome!  

-Please arrive with time to park & get seated. Doors open 30 minutes early.

-Wear loose clothing, subdued colors, and no scents please.  Floor seating, benches and stools available.

Other Sundays:  
(must have attended a 'First Sunday')


8:30 clean the meditation hall 
9 - 9:30  sitting meditation
9:30-9:35  walking meditation
9:35-10  sitting meditation
10-10:30  Dharma Talk
10:30-11  Informal tea in the cafe

$5-10 donation suggested.


February Dates TBA
taught by Hwalson Sunim, Abbot

This interactive course is designed to expose students to a clear understanding of meditation practice and sustainable lifestyle.  It includes classical meditation teaching, talks & discussion, manual work projects, and a final dinner prepared together.

   Taoist Healing Yoga 
taught by Hwalson Sunim, Abbot

Monday & Friday, 7-7:30am
Tuesday, Wednesday &Thursday, 6-7am. 
$7 per class, or $25/monthly membership.  

Beginners: Tuesday AM by RSVP.   

Sun-Do is an ancient practice originated by Taoist Hermits in Korea.  It is essentially breathing patterns & accompanying postures.  Sun-do practice builds and circulates chi (vital energy) along meridians (acupuncture points), in an effort to protect and restore vitality in the body.  

Eischens Yoga

with Jeremy Olstyn & Cheryl Larson

 Saturdays, 9:30-11am
 $60 for a 7-class Series; drop-in $12

                  -photo, Roger Eischens

 Yoga addresses imbalances within the body in order to increase energy.  Classes aim to develop students’ insight into their imbalances: mis-alignments, injuries & restrictions, as well as how to correct them through postures, resistance & feedback.   

This yoga was developed by the late Roger Eischens, a high-level athlete & kinesiologist, and long-time disciple of the great yogi BKS Iyengar.  It incorporates Iyengar yoga principles with those of structure & transformation within kinesiology. 

Member Meditation Schedule
Monday & Friday, 6-7am
Sunday, 9-10:30 am (not held the last Sunday of the month)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 6-7 pm

Meditation membership is $50 per month & includes Sundays, weekly meditations & yoga classes

An intensive period of time dedicated wholly to zen meditation and manual work.  During retreats students reside at the Zen Center. 

We have 3 types of retreats, Weekend, Working & Monastic:  Descriptions follow.

WEEKEND:  Friday 7pm - Sunday 12pm. 
(Dates TBA)

WORKING:  Monday, 7pm - Friday, 6am
(With 2-hour meditation sessions both morning and evening.  Participants can leave during the day to go to their jobs, or work at the Zen Center.  Participants must attend all AM and PM meditations, and stay at the Zen Center at night.)
$100; $50 non-refundable deposit due by Friday October 16.

MONASTIC:  Dates vary
(Typically 5 days during which students live full-time at the Zen Center, observe silence and participate in 8-10 hours per day of meditation, broken up with manual work and formal, silent meals.)  
July 13-17, 2016
Participation in monastic retreats must be approved by the Abbot.  $50 non-refundable deposit due one week in advance.