About Membership

North America:

By becoming a member of your local Zen Center, you help support its ongoing practice and programs. You’ll also automatically become a member of the international Kwan Um School of Zen, and part of its effort to bring this teaching to new students and to other parts of the world.
As a member you will receive reduced fees for retreats and programs at your Zen Center and at other Zen Centers of the Kwan Um School of Zen. You’ll also receive the School’s journal, Primary Point, and its newsletter.

Membership rates:

  • Individual Membership – $30/month, $90/quarter, $360/year
  • Family Membership – $40/month, $120/quarter, $480/year
  • Student/Senior Membership – $20/month, $60/quarter, $240/year

For your convenience, dues and donations can be paid by check or money order in U.S. funds, by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover, or by PayPal.
Membership fees and contributions are tax-deductible.
Become a member in North America

Cancel your current membership

Europe and Asia:

To become a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen outside of North America, please contact the head temple for your country. A listing appears in each issue of Primary Point and is available online.
If you can’t find a Zen center or group near you, but would like to become a member, please contact us.