Interested in becoming a member of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center?

 

You’re invited to join us on Sonoma Mountain among the redwoods, frogs croaking, crickets chirping, owls hooting across the meadow, crisp clean air and a vast starlit sky.

 

Since 1973 the Zen Center has offered Zen meditation practice and its basic teachings in the Soto Zen tradition, to people of all religious faiths. This is a practice that allows us to see beyond our usually one-sided perception of ourselves and the world, so that we can participate in society with clarity and peace.

 

Here’s a chance to personally experience this ancient tradition under the experienced guidance of Jakusho Kwong - roshi, and interact with others committed to living an authentic spiritual life in an otherwise frequently chaotic world.

 

We’re a lay residential, non-profit, training practice center that relies on membership dues, income from Zen events and guest practice programs, contributions, and general participation, to  support and maintain the Dharma on this ancient mountain.

 

We offer a variety of membership options tailored to your practice and financial commitment. Annual Membership runs from March 1 of each year through the following February 28.  

Your membership dues can be paid for in 3 ways;  

by check - payable annually or semi-annually

by automatic bank bill pay -  payable annually or semi-annually or monthly

by automatic bank transfer - payable annually or semi-annually or monthly

 

To join us, contact our office for a Membership Application.

We look forward with pleasure to practicing with you.

 

    In Deep Gassho,

 

 

   Sekishin - Erik Shearer

   Sangha & Membership Representative

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES & BENEFITS
 

Sustaining Membership

Individual Dues - $60 month/$720 annually *

Family Dues - $90 month/$1080 annually

Benefits:
1 day free sesshin per year
Free - All Friday overnight stays to attend the Saturday Community Practice Quarterly Mountain Wind Newsletter
15% discount at the Zen Dust store
Access to the Zen Center’s Library
Receive all mailings

 

Practicing Membership

Individual Dues - $40 month/ $480 annually *Family Dues - $60 month/$720 annually

Benefits:
Free - All Friday overnight stays to attend the Saturday Community Practice Quarterly Mountain Wind Newsletter
10% discount at the Zen Dust store
Access to the Zen Center’s Library
Receive all mailings

 

General Membership

Individual Dues - $25 month/$300 annually *Family Dues - $38 month/$456 annually

Benefits:
Free - All Friday overnight stays to attend the Saturday Community Practice Quarterly Mountain Wind Newsletter
10% discount at the Zen Dust store
Access to Zen Center Library
Receive all mailings

Supporting Membership

Individual Dues - $15 month/$180 annually *Family Dues - $23 month/$276 annually

Benefits:
Free - 4 Friday overnight stays to attend the Saturday Community Practice Quarterly Mountain Wind Newsletter
10% discount at the Zen Dust store
Access to Zen Center’s Library
Receive all mailings

* Family - 2 adults & 2 children

 

 

Membership Categories & Program Rates

                            Guest Practice,        Sesshin/Ango                Study Group        Saturday Program

 

Sustaining              $40 per day                $60 per day                $55                      Free

 

Practicing               $45 per day                $65 per day                $55                      Free

 

General                 $55 per day                $75 per day                $60                      Free

 

Supporting             $60 per day                $80 per day                $65              6 nights/year Free

 

Non-Members         $65 per day                $85 per day               $65                       $10

6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404