Membership is not required to participate in Northern Light Zen Center activities. Coming to the Zen Center and just practicing is enough. When one feels motivated to give, donations or membership is a way to express appreciation and support the activities of the center.
Becoming a Member
Becoming a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen (KUSZ) helps support the Northern Light Zen Center (NLZC), and the transmission of Zen teaching. Fifty percent of membership dues go directly to NLZC to support practice, training and retreats. The other half goes to the KUSZ to support monastic training, publications, the teaching activities of teachers and the general administration of the international school dedicated to helping the all beings wake up to their original self .
Benefits of Membership
All membership dues are fully tax deductible. Full membership entitles one to reduced rates for retreats and workshops. All members receive a free subscription to Primary Point, the journal of the Kwan Um School, and the quarterly school newsletter. Primary Point is an excellent resource for Zen teaching and for connecting with the other Zen Centers all over the world.
You can join using the KUSZ website or the membership form in the Primary Point publication