Residency, Retreats & Temple-Stay


Residency is available for those looking to live in a community setting, establish or continue a zen meditation practice, and help take care of the Center.


Retreats take place throughout the year, and consist of a daily schedule of group practice, communal meals & work projects, and primarily a silent environment.  Please check the calendar for retreat schedules, then apply below.  

Temple Stay

Temple-Stay is a short term guest residency, available to the public by application.  Please email or call for information and rates.

Temple-Stay guests follow the daily schedule of the Zen Center, with free time built in (this is not an intensive zen retreat experience).  The program 
is designed to provide an opportunity for individuals or couples to have a non-intensive retreat from the hustle & bustle of everyday life.  Guests stay in the residency adjoining the Zen Center.

Plant-based organic breakfast & lunch is prepared together, but dinner is not provided (guests can go out or prepare a meal in the residency).  

Temple-Stay guests have a private room with shared bathrooms, kitchen & common spaces, and access to the gardens & green roof in addition to participating in meditation practice in the morning & evening in the meditation hall.  Guests requesting exemption from some of the daily schedule due to work or other obligations should contact the Center before applying for a stay.