Zen Center


    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.

About our Center
About Us
Zen Study & Practice
What is Zen Buddhism?
Calendar & Schedule
All are Welcome
Beginners are Welcome
Retreats & Temple-Stay the heart of zen community
Become a Member
Dharma Worker Program
at the heart of zen study
Sunday Meditation at Elmwood Cemetery
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Living Zen Organics
Green Roof Teahouse & Gardens
Blue Collar Zen Podcast
Events, Register
Donate, Wish List, Support
Other Resources
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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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