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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 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.

We greatly appreciate your membership as a form of generosity. Brooklyn Zen Center’s operations are supported by the generosity of our volunteers with a very limited staff. We would appreciate members giving us at least one week of notice before cancellation requests can be processed.

Benefits of Membership

We offer the following benefits to members:

  • Member rates for retreats, workshops, events and classes (after 3 months)
  • 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

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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!

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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