Outreach & Volunteering
Outreach activities at City Center include cooking and distributing meals to formerly homeless people; providing dharma books, pen pals and meditation classes for prison and jail inmates; activities with families in transitional housing; and bringing meditation and stress reduction classes to people in rehabilitation facilities, senior housing and jail. We provide memorial services for those who have died in residence hotels. Zen Center also offers meditation training for the staffs of these organizations and for other community groups. We welcome volunteers for the following outreach activities.
Zen Center volunteer opportunities take place at either City Center or Green Gulch Farm, as well as in the wider community. Some volunteer opportunities are similar at more than one practice place while some are unique to a particular location.