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

(Short Term Guest Program)

For guests & members who want to experience life in the 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.

We have 2 simple yet lovely private rooms, and one 3rd floor loft apartment with a full bath & kithenette.  The 2
 private rooms have a shared baths & kitchen, living & dining room, a front porch & garden.  

For members, during summer & winter members may stay in one of the two monastic style guest rooms in the meditation hall and join the daily schedule of practice meals & work projects for $30 per night.  Please make arrangements with the Director by sending an email: 


The neighborhood is walkable, eclectic, safe & very diverse. You can book your Zenstay through Airbnb, or by sending an email.  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:            $950/MONTH 

ROOM 1 & 2:                       $750/MONTH 

ROOM 3:                              $700/MONTH

ENSUITE ROOM:                $800/MONTH 



  • Wifi, Heat, Water & Electricity

  • Purified Drinking Water Refill Station

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

  • Zen Center 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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