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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.  Our ZenStay room is a lovely, spacious and bright room that overlooks the green roof, and is part of a large 4 bedroom residency, adjacent to the Zen Center main buildings.  The residency has shared baths & kitchen, living & dining room, a front porch & garden.  The residency is home to up to 5 long-term residents.

There is also a 3rd floor loft apartment with a full bath & kitchenette occasionally open for short term guests.   

Established patrons & practitioners may ask the monastics to use a monastic style guest room in the meditation hall and join the daily schedule of practice, meals & work projects for $30 per night.  Please make arrangements with the Director.


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 in a historic & lovely residency, by application only, to individuals who are conscientious, clean, financially responsible, & want to live in a cooperative setting.  Residents may join the meditation & schedule at the Zen Center as they choose.  The kitchen use is vegan.  We have 4 private rooms, fully furnished, with shared access to a kitchen with many amenities, 2 full bathrooms, common living areas, gardens & a woodstove.  There is also one loft apartment with its own kitchenette & bathroom.  The residency is adjacent to but separate from the Zen Center buildings (Meditation Hall & Cafe).  Please forward your application or send an email to: with questions!



LOFT APARTMENT w/full bathroom, kitchenette & green roof balcony:  $1000/mo  (OCCUPIED)

ROOM 1:  $700/mo.  (OCCUPIED)

ROOM 2:   $750/mo.  (OCCUPIED


ENSUITE ROOM w Green roof view:  $850 (AVAILABLE)



  • Wifi, Heat, Water & Electricity

  • Purified Drinking Water Refill Station

  • Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Dish Soap, Cleaning Supplies

  • Zen Center maintains Appliances & Systems

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

Work-exchange for reduced rent to potential caretakers or residency manager.

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