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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 in our historic & lovely residency, by application only, to individuals who are conscientious, clean, financially responsible, & want to live in a cooperative setting.  Residents may join meditation next door at the Zen Center as their schedules allow.  The kitchen use is vegetarian.  We have 4 private rooms, fully furnished, with shared access to a kitchen with many amenities, 2 full bathrooms, common living areas, gardens & more.  There is one loft apartment with its own kitchenette & bathroom.  The 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 w/full bathroom, kitchenette & green roof balcony:  $1000/mo. or $950 w 3 mo. agreement.  OCCUPIED  Available Jan 1

ROOM 1:  $800/mo. or $750 w 3 mo. agreementOCCUPIED (UNAVAILABLE)

ROOM 2:   $750/mo. or $700 w 3 month agreement.  OCCUPIED (AVAILABLE 9/3)

ROOM 3:  $650/mo or $600 W 3 month agreement.  OCCUPIED (UNAVAILABLE)

ENSUITE ROOM w Green roof view:  $900 or $850 w 3-month agreement.  OCCUPIED  (AVAILABLE 9/15 - 10/30 or 12/1).



  • 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 qualified caretakers or residency manager.

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