A check may be mailed as follows:
Austin Zen Center
3014 Washington Square
Austin, TX 78705
Please indicate clearly what event the check applies to. A check can also be placed in the donation box (generally) located in the foyer, or handed to the ino before or after a zendo event.
Please put cash in an envelope, indicate your name and the event to which the payment applies and place in the donation box or hand to the ino.
Cost of Events
Why Do We Have Fees for Events?
Ideally the Dharma would be offered for free. In fact many people offer their time and energy selflessly to make these events happen. And in fact we endeavor never to exclude anyone from participating because of inability to pay. However our events typically incur many expenses, from airfare for visiting teachers to food for participants.
Dana for Visiting Teachers.
Dana supports visiting teachers who greatly enhance AZC's offerings.
Interested in either starting or deepening your Zen practice in a residential setting with others? Our Guest Practice program is a short term opportunity (one to four weeks) that includes meditation, study, work practice and discussions with other practitioners about Zen Buddhism.
Vulnerability in Practice
Practice makes us vulnerable. We are led to let the carapace of protection drop and to soften into a new way of being. What of our old protective habits of fear and retreat, anger and blame? This issue of JustThis speaks of the joys and sorrows of opening to our vulnerability.