Our Sangha

Dharma Gate Zen Center:

Dharma Gate Zen Center was founded to provide a local resource for people of all walks of life to experience and learn ways to gain mindfulness and balance in their lives. In the world we live in today, it is increasingly harder to find time to be with ourselves, to find quiet and peace.

A “Dharma Gate” is simply a vehicle, a way, a practice, a focus. Something that we can use to cross into a better understanding, a better balance, a more compassionate way to live. Everyone is different, and there is an endless number of ways to find happiness.

Dharma Gate Zen offers teaching, classes, and programs centered on building awareness and mindfulness, for people of all backgrounds. Founded on the traditional teachings of Buddhism and Zen practice as transmitted from generation to generation by traditional Buddhist teachers, we are a community focused organization that provides a place to learn about, and celebrate, Zen and Buddhist culture.

We aim to strip away the esoteric nature of many of these dharma gates and practices and make them approachable and meaningful for people in our local community.

We are an official Non-Profit organization and all donations are used for the continuation of our organization.

Impressions from our Sangha

  • "Wow, this place is awesome!" - George
  • "So grateful for the opportunity to visit and experience in this Wonderful, peaceful place! I truly enjoyed attending this morning!" - Kathleen
  • "Everyone was very welcoming. The service was beautiful and timely. Excellent experience!" - Carol
  • "A beautiful, calming space with a welcoming teacher and members. You can feel at home here." - Susan
  • "Inspirational... 'dharma teachings' most meaningful and can be practically applied to everyday life... services are rich with 'symbols and gestures' that speak beyond words directly to the heart!" -Patricia
  • "Friendly down to earth people. Martial arts available, as well as a host of other services." -Nick