Zen Center


    a living tradition
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Founded in 1990, our mission is to provide a place to promote spiritual insight & fulfillment, through the practice & study of Zen Buddhism.  Our Zen Center is a residential community of monks & students, as well as a broad group of members, students & friends.  We aim to model sustainable community & to offer a refreshing approach to spiritual practice.  We work to 'shine one corner of the world', & serve in diverse ways. All are welcome.  

Members can access a daily schedule of meditation, monthly retreats, apprenticeship, & caretaking stewardships at the Center.  Membership is open to the public, & has no attendance requirements.  Membership benefits & details HERE.


For the public we offer meditation instruction, plant-based meals, temple stay guest rooms, and retreats.  A green-roof & rain garden tea house is in the works.  Covid has de-railed a lot.  Please check our calendar for current offerings.

A good place to explore the Center, meditation, or Zen, is to register for a ZOOM Tuesday Beginner's Meditation & talk.  

Covid-19:  We are offering a limited in-person schedule for members, and public ZOOM meditations.  Covid precautions &  SCHEDULE HERE.

Tuesday ZOOM

w instruction & talk

7-8:30 PM  

3/16 & 3/30

$10 donation requested

(free for members)


Weekend Zen Retreats

3/25 - 3/28 in Detroit

4/22-4/25 in the U.P. (Lake of the Cloud Hermitage)

details in link below

About our Center
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Detroit Zen Center  3030 Casmere  Hamtramck, MI  48212
We are located at the corner of Casmere & Mitchell Street. 
The entrance is through the black gate & blue door.
The Detroit Zen Center Residency & mailing address is:
11464 Mitchell Street  Hamtramck, MI  48212
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