Sangha Membership

All are welcome at Dharma Gate Zen Center. Membership is available to all who are interested in a place to learn about the Dharma, find balance and peace of mind.

General membership

Individual Membership: $40 per month ($10 per week)

Family of four (or more): $120 per month ($30 per week)

Membership includes participation in all of the following:

  • Sunday services
  • Weekday meditations
  • Buddhist holiday services
  • Opportunity to take precepts
  • Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation classes
  • Sangha-led discussion groups
  • Meditative Creative meetings
  • Homonji Iaido classes (see below)
  • Friday evening mini-retreats

  • Throughout the year, there will be additional events when supporting members may be asked to contribute. The requested donation will be either: a.) to help cover the additional cost incurred by facilitating a special event, or b.) to support an event that is specifically designated as a fund-raiser.

    Visitors may attend two Sunday services or weekday meditation classes at the Zen Center as a non-member of our Sangha. We ask for donations upon attendance, $5-$10 per visit for Sunday services and weekday meditations.

    Homonji Iaido

    (Japanese Sword Arts) classes are offered three times per week as a way to gain focus, mindfulness and balance. New visitors are welcome to attend before becoming a supporting member. A DGZ supporting membership is required to take regular ongoing classes and additional donation cost, and equipment costs may apply.

    Sangha Membership Form:


    Online donations: Troy Center

    Troy Monthly

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    One Time Donation

    Online donations: Saginaw Center

    Saginaw Monthly

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    One Time Donation


    Books and DGZ merchandise

    Dharma Gate Zen is a non-profit organization. We offer additional ways to support keeping our doors open at both locations through the additional purchase of items below. All proceeds after costs go directly back into the organization.

    We are also now part of Amazon Smile that will donate back a portion of any purchases you make on Amazon. Just follow: and search for Dharma Gate Zen. Once you choose us for donations, you will have to sign into smile each time you shop for the donation to count.

    We have a number of items to choose from, from water bottles to t-shirts, sweatshirts to dog bandanas featuring new logos and our past logos. All proceeds go to support DGZ’s mission to keep our doors open and spread the dharma! Hoden Sunim's books are available by donation at the center. For all other items, follow the button below to go to the store.