Interested in Becoming a Member of BZC?

Membership is a significant step in our practice at Berkeley Zen Center. It acknowledges our commitment to be actively engaged in a regular zazen schedule with our teachers and sangha. During this time of COVID, we have developed ways to keep our practice alive and thriving using Zoom.

If you have been sitting with BZC regularly for a few months or longer and wish to contribute to support the practice, we encourage you to become a member of Berkeley Zen Center. Members make regular dues donations, vote in Board elections, and can check out library books (after Covid). They also may be asked to join a committee or hold a practice position.

Please contact the Office Manager at if you are interested in becoming a member. The OM will forward your contact information to our New Member Committee who will then be in touch with you to review the process.