a living tradition
Founded in 1990,
we aim to promote peace & sustainability, within the individual & society, by the principles of Zen Buddhism.
The Detroit Zen Center is a residency for monks & students, & offers a full schedule for members & the general public. We welcome you to explore Zen, meditation or the Center by attending a Beginner's Meditation, a Retreat, or a Zen Class.
We also offer a Temple Stay guest program, plant-based meals & education through 'Living Zen Organics', public gardens & a green roof.
Our situation related to Covid-19:
We were closed to the public from March 10 - June 20. Although we now offer beginner's meditation, a daily meditation schedule & retreats, our food business & cafe are closed. We are restricting capacity in the meditation programs to 25% & require everyone to register online before attending any scheduled activity. No walk-ins permitted. In addition, we may provide a temperature check upon entry, and require face coverings in public areas outside of the meditation hall. We have face shields & masks if you forget to bring yours. Hand sanitizer is available in main areas and bathrooms. We have set up the meditation hall with 8' between each seat, and have 12' ceilings. Volunteer activities will primarily be held outside, and we require retreat/overnight guests to have had a recent negative Covid test.