Application for Membership
PRAIRIE ZEN CENTER
515 S. Prospect,
Champaign, IL 61820-5043
You are invited to become a member of the Prairie Zen Center. The Zen Center is
a member of the Ordinary Mind Zen School whose purpose is to manifest and
support practice of the Awakened Way. Membership provides an opportunity to both support the work of the
Center and to deepen one’s commitment to practice.
Zen communities have always relied on the generosity of their supporters. This
support is not only critical for the continuation of the Center, but also
demonstrates, that, at the most basic level, we are all connected and
interdependent. Giving is an integral part of the path of practice, and leads us
to the realization of our deep bond with one another and all living beings.
Please be aware that being a member of the Prairie Zen Center is a
commitment. This includes a commitment not only to daily practice, but a
commitment to the financial support of the Center. Members are expected to make
a minimum monthly donation of $40 / month ($25 / month for out-of-town members).
Accommodations can be made for those individuals who are on a limited income; if
you need to do so, please contact membership/treasury at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, direct back
account withdrawals can be set up by request.
Your donations go
towards upkeep of the Center and ensure that we are able to serve the Sangha in
an effective manner. Members also enjoy lower rates for sesshin, classes and
practice with a teacher. The Prairie Zen Center
is a non-profit organization, and donations are tax deductible.