The Austin Zen Center is a community of people exploring how to apply the Buddha’s teachings in their daily lives. As a member-supported organization, it exists due to the generous gifts of time, skills, and money offered by dedicated supporters.
Anyone participating in the community may request access to the Member’s Portal by e-mailing [email protected] Your membership makes you a voting member of the AZC community and opens the door to further engagement with the Sangha; it also entitles you to discounted rates on AZC classes, workshops, and retreats.
Although participation implies membership in the broadest sense, we ask that community members make a regular pledge, as it is one way of expressing your deepest intentions and aligning yourself with our efforts to share the Dharma with all who walk through our doors. Whether your financial situation permits greater or lesser giving, we encourage you to pledge at the level that is appropriate to you.
The main benefit to becoming a pledging member of the Austin Zen Center is knowing that your contribution helps to create a much-loved practice space and community of Zen practitioners.
Membership pledges are what allow AZC to have a resident teacher, to host frequent visiting teachers, to offer multiple zazen periods a day, to provide weekly public Dharma Talks (each one available online), frequent retreats, workshops, classes, sangha work days, and to generally support the day-to-day operational and utility expenses of the temple.
Membership is supported by community and grounded in practice. Other benefits of pledging membership include being able to have private interviews with our teachers, borrow from our extensive library, vote at our annual meetings, and receive discounted rates for events.
If you have any questions about AZC membership or volunteer opportunities, please contact the AZC Administrator, Julie Strahan, using the information provided below. Your support will enable Zen Center to continue offering a full schedule of activities. Support the Austin Zen Center with your pledge today!
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