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What Does Membership Support?

Membership is a way of giving more regularly, and is the foundation upon which Brooklyn Zen Center can support ongoing programs, practice space, and teachers. All Brooklyn Zen Center operations are dependent on the generosity of our community, and membership is our most sustainable source of revenue, reflecting a vital and engaged community base. In order to sustain our growing community and meet our financial needs, Brooklyn Zen Center aims to triple membership revenue by the end of 2018.

Benefits of Membership

We offer the following benefits to members:

  • Participate in a 3-month Beginner’s Mind Experience including a peer practice group and more
  • Member rates for retreats, workshops, events and classes (after 3 months)
  • Borrowing privileges in our library
  • Opportunities to take on practice roles within the community, and to meet with a teacher for practice discussion
  • Regular updates on Brooklyn Zen Center’s finances as well as all board decisions
  • The knowledge that you are supporting a quiet, powerful force for compassion and peace in the world

Please note that all membership contributions are tax deductible.

If you have any questions, or if you are currently a member and wish to increase your membership level, please email membership@brooklynzen.org.

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New Membership

Brooklyn Zen Center is supported completely by donations. Membership is a way of giving more regularly and is the foundation on which BZC can support its ongoing programs, practice space, and teacher. Your membership is a very tangible way to show your commitment to planting the seeds of the dharma and the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in New York City -- and supporting the practice that supports you. Thank you!

Note: Brooklyn Zen Center uses PayPal as its payment processor. If you don't have a PayPal account or do not wish to create one, you will have the option to pay directly with your credit or debit card. Use the small link that says "No Paypal account? Pay using your credit card or debit card".

Please note that you must have been a member for a minimum of three months to use the membership rate for events.

Please select your monthly contribution below. If you prefer to give a one-time donation and not contribute via membership monthly, please use our donation page.

 
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