Please Support the Renovation of Our Dharma Room

Over 30 years ago, Zen Master Seung Sahn established the meditation hall at Cambridge Zen Center. Since then, thousands of practitioners have enjoyed the daily support of a beautiful Buddha and altar - the heart of the Zen center. But everything eventually falls apart, and now we must replace both statue and altar.

Your generous contribution will support new generations in the joyful work of awakening.

Sun and aging have significantly damaged the gilding on our Buddha statue, along with the underlying fiberglass. We were fortunate to find a beautiful Kwan Seum Bosal statue to replace the Buddha.

Sun and aging have significantly damaged the gilding on our Buddha statue, along with the underlying fiberglass. We were fortunate to find a beautiful Kwan Seum Bosal statue to replace the Buddha.

Fundraising Goal

With your help, we can raise $9,100 to replace the altar, statue, candlesticks, incense burner and other gear. Costs are:

Kwan Seum Bosal Statue:  $3,100

Altar gear: $500

New Altar: $5,500

Total Funds Raised to Date: $4,050.00

A donor has pledged to match gifts of $200 or more, up to $3,000. If you can, please give at least $200, knowing that your gift will double in value.

Give Now

Please give generously to help future generations benefit from authentic Zen training.

Our original altar was never completed. The statue sits on a loose piece of unfinished plywood. The varnish finish has worn away. And the altar itself has started to come apart.

Our original altar was never completed. The statue sits on a loose piece of unfinished plywood. The varnish finish has worn away. And the altar itself has started to come apart.

The Dharma Room and altar receive heavy use every day of the year. Thousands of people have benefited from the good energy of the altar. Your gift will help many future generations enter the path of Zen.

The Dharma Room and altar receive heavy use every day of the year. Thousands of people have benefited from the good energy of the altar. Your gift will help many future generations enter the path of Zen.