Members of the Casa Zen, Vermont Zen Center, and Toronto Zen Centre, comprise our Buddhist community, which is called the Sangha. Membership in all our Centers is open to everyone regardless of age, race, national origin, creed, sex, or sexual orientation.
After attending an Introductory Workshop, any person wishing to become a member of the Casa Zen should complete a two to four-week trial membership period. Once they become regular members, they are requested to support the Casa Zen through a monetary commitment according to their financial situation.
Members may attend all Center events and become a student of Sensei Graef. Members are given preference for sesshins and receive discounts on retreats, books, incense, etc. Members support the Center by making a financial pledge, which is an expression of gratitude for the gift of the Buddha’s teachings.
Photo on left of carp leaping up a waterfall symbolizes the determination and strength of Zen practitioners.