'First Sundays' 
designed for beginners; open to all
Next Session:  Sunday May 1

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 Wednesdays:  May 18 & 25, June 1 & 8
taught by Hwalson Sunim, Abbot

This 4-week course course is designed and taught by our Abbot for beginners to zen meditation practice.  While it is a requirement for membership or formal studentship at the Detroit Zen Center, the course is open to anyone looking to develop a strong foundation in Zen meditation practice and philosophy, and its application in everyday life.  
$100.  $50 non-refundable deposit due by Friday May 13.

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:   7-7:30am  Chanting Meditation                 6-7pm  Sitting Meditation

Tuesday:  6-7am  Breathing Meditation
                7-7:30am  Chanting Meditation
                6-7pm Sitting Meditation

Wednesday: 6-7am Breathing Meditation
                    6:30-8:30pm  Sitting & Interviews for Dharma Students only

Thursday: 6-7am  Sitting Meditation
                 7-8am  Brething Meditation
                 6-7pm  Sitting Meditation

Friday:      6-7am  Sitting Meditation
                 7-7:30pm Chanting Meditation

Saturday:  7-7:30am Chanting Meditation
                 7-7:30pm Chanting Meditation Sunday:     8-9am  Meditation Hall Prep                    9-10:30 Sitting & Dharma Talk                  7-7:30pm Chanting Meditation

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

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:  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.)  
June 26 - 31, 2016
December 26 - 31, 2016
Participation in monastic retreats must be approved by the Abbot.  $50 non-refundable deposit due one week in advance.

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.