The Austin Zen Center is a community of people exploring how to apply the Buddha’s teachings in the daily lives. As a member-supported organization, it exists due to the generous gifts of time and money offered by dedicated supporters. Declaring membership at AZC id one way of expressing your deepest intentions and aligning yourself with our efforts to share the Dharma with all who work through our doors.

We have 6 different levels of membership.

Level Gift
Limited Income Membership $25/month ($300/year)
Basic Membership $35/month ($420/year)
Supporting Membership $45/month ($540/year)
Sustaining Membership $100/month ($1200/year)
Friend of Zen Center Membership $200/month ($2400/year)
Sustaining Friend Membership $200+/month ($2400+/year)

Whether your financial situation permits greater or lesser giving we encourage you to pledge at the level that is appropriate to you.

The most valuable benefit of membership is the act of giving to and supporting something wholesome in this world. This cannot be over stated. Other benefits are things such as being able to have private interviews with the teachers, borrow from the library, voting at our annual meeting and receiving a discounted rate for retreats and classes. All gifts are deeply appreciated and your support will enable Zen Center to continue to offer a full schedule of activities. May we all experience the beauty of giver, receiver, and gift.


Dharma Talks


Koji Dreher, March 14, 2015,
Roles and Rules for What?

AZC Dharma Talks »

Mountain Seat Ceremony

KesuThe Austin Zen Center will be closed on April 11 2015 except for those on our Guest List!

Currently we are happy to be in the midst of the preparations for our upcoming Shin San Shiki Mountain Seat Ceremony. It is a delight to be with the Sangha at this time of great effort. Learn More ...


New Beginnings

Elizabeth Law

Our online magazine, JustThis, is now an active, alive blog rather than a magazine which comes out in issues. We post pieces as they come in to encourage conversation and interaction between the readers and the writers.

We use the Tuesday night Zen Writing group as the source of many of the postings. As well, we welcome other submissions for consideration.

Visit the JustThis writers and artists in their endeavors.