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 Zen studies

Headless Zen:  the Art & Science of Seeing

Zen Studies semester dates:
OCT 16 - DEC 11

The Detroit Zen Center offers non-residential semesters of study, open by application to the general public. 
The basic requirement is to attend two evenings a week for the duration of the semester: Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm, and one additional evening of student's choice.  Attendance at other weekly offerings optional.  A limited number of residential study rooms are available.  The application period closes OCTOBER 14.  Come learn the art & science of meditation, expand your awareness & self-study, all in a community atmosphere with like-minded folks.  Semesters are guided by our Abbot, Hwalson Sunim, a Zen Buddhist monk for nearly 50 years.


  • 8-10 week semesters, held 3 times per year

  • Wednesday Night Class, all students attend:  7-8:30pm

  • Additional evening required each week (choice of Tues/Thurs/Sun), with meditation & meetings with the teacher (7-8:30pm)

  • Meditation & group study available beyond the required nights.

  • Informal study & volunteering available.

  • Tea Meetings with the Abbot or Vice-Abbot available

ATTENDANCE:  Minimum attendance of Wednesday evenings, and one additional evening (Tues/Thurs/Sun), from 7-8:30pm.
REQUIREMENTS, for Local Applicants; for Non-local Applicants, please contact us.

  • Attendance of a Sunday morning Beginners session, held the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sunday of the month

  • Application

  • Meeting with the Director to establish your schedule for the semester in advance

  • Minimum contribution of $100 per month, paid in advance, for each semester.  


Beginners are welcome!