We’re doing it!
We’re building our new Zen Center!
What are we building?
One accessible building instead of our current three non-accessible ones. With a beautiful new dharma room, a separate robe area, a social hall, an interview room with sound insulation, a modern kitchen, bathrooms with separate showers, a large room upstairs suitable for yoga or kids programs or a dormitory on retreats…
Why are we building?
To do what we can’t now do. Together we’ve built a wonderful community of strong practitioners. We’ve been able to offer rigorous daily practice, intensive retreats, and classes for our Zen community. Now it’s time to move to the next stage, to reach out to the broader community by adding other kinds of programming — kids programming, open meditation hours, movement classes, whatever we come up with — and to offer our space as a resource for other community meetings. But mostly we are building for you. For our community.
How much do we have on hand?
With the help of over 125 generous donors we've raised about $500,000. Our current property is worth about $300,000. So we've got abut $800,000 in hand.
How much more do we need and why?
We need another $300,000. We expected $100,000 of this, but there was another $200,000 in unanticipated expenses due to city code.