Membership and Support


You are invited to become a member of the Prairie Zen Center. Membership provides an opportunity to both support the work of the Center and to deepen one’s commitment to practice. While the Center is open to all with out regard to affiliation, membership ensures continued access to a teacher. Members receive a discount on sesshin fees.
Members are encouraged to pledge financial support at a level appropriate to their means and their desire to support the Prairie Zen Center. The recommended level of support for local members is $40 or more per month; for non-local members, $25 or more per month. Students and others on limited incomes should adjust their contribution according to their financial situation.

To apply online, click HERE.
For a printable form, click HERE.

You can have your contribution automatically applied monthly via PayPal or credit/debit card by using these links:

Out of town members can use this button   ($25/Mo.)
Local members can use this button   ($40/Mo.)

Automatic direct withdrawals can be accommodated by emailing us using THIS LINK.


Zen communities rely on the generosity of their supporters. This support is critical for the continuation of the Center. At the most basic level we are all connected and interdependent. Giving is integral to the path of practice and leads us to the realization of our deep bond with one another and all living beings. To support the Center and it's activities with a tax-deductible donation, send your contribution to: Prairie Zen Center 515 S. Prospect, Champaign, IL 61820-5043. You can donate online using the button below.

The Prairie Zen Center can be included among your bequests. These bequests can be for general financial needs or you can specify how the bequest will be used, such as capital improvement and specific projects, outreach programs and so forth. For more information about this way to support practice, please contact us by mail EMAIL

Prairie Zen Center is a 501(c)(3) under Federal IRS regulations and therefore donations are tax deductible within the Federal guidelines.