Membership & Donations


To become a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen in North America, please see this page.


Information about taking precepts in the Kwan Um School of Zen is available here.


As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) The Chogye International Zen Center of New York is supported by membership dues, resident training fees, guest fees, public program fees and the generous donations from members and friends.

Support also comes in the form of practice, energy and service. Your practice and service to the center are invaluable.

How to make a financial donation

All donations are tax-deductible and can be made out to “The Chogye International Zen Center of New York” or “CIZC of NY.” Please state if you would like a receipt mailed to you.

Check, money order, credit card or gifts can be sent by mail to
The Chogye International Zen Center of New York
ATTN: Sookyoung Lee, Finance Officer
400 East 14th Street 2E
NY, NY 10009

You can also click on the button below to donate online.

A donation box can also be found when visiting the center.

If you’re interested in making a recurring monthly donation to the Zen Center, please see this page.

Join our mailing list

For information about upcoming events, please sign up for our mailing list here.