Membership & Donations


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 are qualified for discounts on retreats and programs at your Zen Center and other Zen Centers of the Kwan Um School of Zen. You will also receive the School’s quarterly journal, Primary Point.

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.

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.


Thank you for considering a donation to the Kwan Um School of Zen!

Donations to the School can be made for specific projects or Zen center, or to the School in general. Online donations can be made by credit card, Paypal, or in the form of securities. Please visit our How To Donate page for detailed information.