a living tradition
Founded in 1990 the Detroit Zen Center is a place for Zen Buddhist study and practice. All are welcome. Our monks, students & members take care of the buildings and grounds, and aim to model sustainable community & lifestyle. The Center is a residency for both monks & students, & offers a full schedule of meditation and other offerings for non resident students & members. All are welcome. Please visit our calendar or events page for our public offerings. Usually our public offerings include: 'First Sundays', Meditation Classes, Retreats, a Temple Stay Guest Program, plant-based meals & education through 'Living Zen Organics', public gardens & a green roof.
Covid-19: In person meditation & activities are only open to members and students.
We offer public meditations via ZOOM. In-person student meditations & retreats are limited to 8 people at a time, we will take temperatures upon entry, and require face coverings except inside the meditation hall. Covid testing is required for retreats & member stays. Hand sanitizer is available in main areas and bathrooms. We have set up the meditation hall with 8' between each seat.
For ZOOM meditation links, please visit the calendar page.