'First Sundays' 
designed for beginners; open to all
Next Session:  Sunday August 7
Sunday September 11 (Moved to 2nd Sunday due to Labor Day weekend)

8:30  Doors open
9am  instruction (no entry after 8:55)
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.  

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 perfumes please.  Floor seating, benches and stools available.

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

8-9 cleaning & preparation (optional)   9 - 9:30  sitting meditation
9:30-9:35  walking meditation
9:35-10  sitting meditation
10-10:30  Dharma Talk
10:30-11  Tea, Q&A in the cafe

$5-10 donation suggested.


UPCOMING:  4 Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23 6:30-8:30pm
taught by Hwalson Sunim, Abbot

This 4-week course course is designed and taught by our Abbot.  It is a requirement for membership or to become a student here, but the course is open to anyone interested in Zen meditation practice, philosophy, and its application to everyday life.  
Cost:  $150.  $50 non-refundable deposit due by Monday May 30.

Taoist Healing (Breathing Meditation)
taught by Hwalson Sunim, Abbot

Tuesday:      6-7am  
Wednesday: 6-7am 
Thursday:    7-8am

$7 per class, $25/monthly membership.

: Tuesday AM by appointment.

Sun-Do is an ancient practice traced to Taoist hermits in Korea, which includes breathing patterns & accompanying postures that gradually become more advanced through various stages.  By focusing our full attention on the breath, patterns & accompanying postures, Sun-do practice builds and circulates chi (vital energy) along meridians (acupuncture points), to harmonize, protect and restore the mind and body.

Member Meditation Schedule

Monday:   7am  Yebul (Chanting Service)
                7pm Yebul

Tuesday:  6-7am   Sun-do
                7-8am  Meditation
                7pm     Yebul

Wednesday:  6-7am   Sun-do
                    7-8am  Meditation
                    7pm     Yebul

Thursday:  6-7am   Sun-do
                7-8am  Meditation
                7pm     Yebul

Friday:     6-7am   Sun-do
                7-8am  Meditation
                7pm     Yebul

Saturday:  Yebul 7am & 7pm

Sunday:     8am  Hall Prep
                 9-11am  Meditation & Talk

Meditation membership is $50 per month & includes all meditation, sun-do & yoga sessions.

An intensive period of time dedicated to zen practice. During retreats students reside at the Zen Center. 

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

WEEKEND:  Friday 7pm - Sunday 12pm. 

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.)
UPCOMING:  Mon. April 18 - Fri. April 22
$100; $50 non-refundable deposit due by Friday April 15

MONASTIC:  A full daily schedule of meditation, silence, formal meals & manual work.  
June 26 - 31, 2016, December 26 - 31, 2016
$250,  Dharma Students free
 $50 discount for general members.
-June Retreat Registration closes June 10.  
-Participation must be approved by the Abbot  -$40 discount if paid in full by June 10 
-$75 deposit is due by June 10
 Registration limited to 10 spaces.

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.