Most programs at Cambridge Zen Center are offered free of charge.

How can we do this? Through the generosity of those who benefit from these programs.

The most effective way to help Cambridge Zen Center is to become a dues-paying member. When you join as a member, you also join the Kwan Um School of Zen, a worldwide community of individuals who recognize an obligation to carry forward this ancient Zen tradition.

Membership gives you discounts on retreat and workshop fees, and reduced rates for guest stays at Cambridge Zen Center. You also receive reduced fees for meditation retreats at other Kwan Um School centers. As a member, you will also receive Primary Point magazine from the Kwan Um School of Zen and the School’s newsletter.

Become a member today by completing this online Membership Application. Payment can be made by check, credit card, or PayPal. You can also complete the membership application found in the Cambridge Zen Center lobby.

For all membership questions, please email Ames Colt at