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

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Our Core Focus

Upcoming Special Events & Classes

  • Intro to Buddhism, Zen and Meditation

    Join us for an introduction into the story, history and basic concepts in Buddhism, the foundation of Zen and the start of medi...

  • American Zen Center Sangha

    All Sangha Member Meeting

    If you are a supporting member of DGZ, please join us after service for a brief conversation with updates on our center, plans ...

  • Dharma Class: The Heart Sutra

    Join us for this special class, open to our supporting sangha members. Hoden Sunim will discuss and break out the elements of t...

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Buddhist Temple In The News

Dharma Gate Zen in the Oakland Press

The Eye Opening ceremony at our new location was covered by the Oakland Press (story in link below). This service was to set our focus and intention a...

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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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