Cincinnati Zen Center is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Religious Organization

PO Box 14841, Cincinnati OH 45205

info @  513-278-3727

© 2018 Cincinnati Zen Center

If you are attending CZC practices regularly, we encourage you to fill out the pledge card next to the donations box and drop it in, download a pledge form, or submit an online pledge form.

This provides us with an official membership list, as well as your financial commitment to help keep CZC open. As a religious non-profit organization registered with the State of Ohio and the IRS, the CZC is required to have a Board of Directors, formalize an annual budget, hold regular meetings, and keep a membership list. In 2008, we instituted this pledge card-based system to satisfy IRS guidelines for membership and to ensure we can afford the basic costs of running the CZC.

Suggested membership contribution rates are $30 monthly, $90 quarterly or $360 annually. Members are of course welcome to donate more, and sliding scale accommodation is available to students and those living simply.

Sangha Members are defined by our By-Laws as “persons over 16 years of age supporting the CZC through participation and regular financial contribution at membership levels approved by the Board of Directors." Members have specific voting rights in decisions for the organization (at bi-annual sangha meetings) and preferred status for event registrations. Any Sangha Member may bring issues before the Board of Directors for consideration simply by discussing the matter with a Board Member or requesting consideration of any issue in writing.

For further details, please see Abbot Dave Renke, Vice Abbot Suz Croutwater, or Vice Abbot Joe Fisher.