Find Balance In Your Life

We are a contemporary Zen Buddhist center.

Meditation, Classes, Services & Buddhist Holidays

Ongoing opportunities throughout the week and year to engage with your practice

American Zen Buddhist Sangha Detroit

We Welcome People from all Backgrounds

Regardless of how much experience you have with Zen Buddhism
or meditation, all are welcome here.


All Are Welcome...

Dharma Gate Zen Center was created to provide a place to come together, learn more about ourselves and our lives, and to find balance and peace. We are from both Korean and Japanese Zen traditions, yet we focus on contemporary, approachable, applicable forms of  Western Zen practices. We provide classes (meditation, Iaido, refuge recovery), retreats, Zen Buddhist services and holidays and a variety of opportunities to find balance and community. Dharma Gate Zen Center is an Non-Profit (501c3)  Zen Center in Michigan, located in both Troy, Michigan and Saginaw, Michigan.

Our Sangha

Our Core Focus

Upcoming Special Events & Classes

  • Shakyo Calligraphy Class

    This class is an introduction to the practice of copying sutra. Sheets will be provided and a brush pen to use (and take with y...

  • Tea Cup / Pottery Class

    Create your own tea cup with Sugar Hill Clay!

    Studio artist and instructor at

Our Recent

News & Articles

Dharma Gate in Detroit Hour

Dharma Gate and a number of friends and members took part in this article for Detroit Hour on mindfulness practices. Here is the link to read the whol...

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Dharma Gate in The Detroit Free Press

Dharma Gate Zen was featured in an article in the Detroit Free Press on Monday December 29th, page 4. We were very happy to have the writer, Niraj vis...

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