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Through monthly contributions, BZC members lay the foundation upon which we support our programs and operations. Membership reflects a vital and engaged community base. It’s a ceremony of dana (generosity) that nourishes our sangha: a quiet, powerful force for compassion, engagement, and peace in the world.
Members receive:
· Lower rates for retreats, workshops, events, and classes in our Equitable Pricing Model (members of at least three months)
· Quarterly updates on Brooklyn Zen Center’s finances, Board decisions, and leadership announcements
· Invitations to sangha meetings to discuss strategic plans and budgets
Membership is expected of those who:
·  Meet regularly with teachers and practice leaders in dokusan (practice discussion)
·  Regularly attend sesshins (retreats)
Membership is required of those who:
·  Request a formal teacher-student relationship
·  Receive Jukai, the Bodhisattva Precepts
·  Apply for residential stays at Ancestral Heart Temple (members of at least three months)
·  All membership contributions are tax-deductible
·  Membership payments will be charged automatically each month
·  To cancel membership, please give at least one week of notice 
·  Email david@brooklynzen.org with any questions