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ZenStay (Short-term Guests) & Long-term Residency

(Short Term Guest Program)

For guests who want to experience life in a Zen Center, or simply use a relaxing room during their visit to Detroit.  Rooms are in our historic residency, adjacent to the Zen Center main buildings.

Our simple yet lovely private rooms have shared bathrooms.  There is one 3rd floor loft apartment with its a full bath & kithenette.  There are additionally 2 monastic rooms inside our meditation hall for those looking for a monastic-style experience.  
Guests may join the daily schedule or not, including organic, vegan breakfast, lunch, & daily meditation in the AM & PM, or volunteering during the work day. 


The neighborhood is walkable, eclectic, safe & very diverse. You can book your Zenstay through Airbnb, or through our website.  Details below:


We offer long-term residency by application only, to individuals who are conscientious, clean, are financially responsible, & want to live in a cooperative setting.  Residents can join meditation next door at the Zen Center as their schedules allow as members of the Zen Center.  We typically require a 3 month commitment but will consider monthly stays. The kitchen use is vegetarian.  Rooms are furnished, with shared access to a kitchen with full amenities, common living areas, gardens & more.  There is one loft apartment with its own kitchenette & bathroom.  Our historic residency is adjacent to but separate from the Zen Center Meditation Hall & Cafe.  Please forward your application or send an email to: with questions!



LOFT APARTMENT:            $850/MONTH 

ROOM 1 & 2:                       $550/MONTH 

ROOM 3:                              $580/MONTH

ENSUITE ROOM:                $650/MONTH 



  • Wifi, Heat, Water & Electricity

  • Purified Drinking Water Refill Station

  • Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Dish Soap, Cleaning Supplies, Ice Melt, Cat food & supplies

  • Use at Residency of Maintenance Tools & Equipment

  • Zen Center takes maintains Appliances & Systems

  • Furnished Bedrooms, Gardens & Common areas & excellent kitchenware/appliances

Work-exchange for reduced rent to qualified applicants or residency manager.

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