There are lots of ways to participate at MZC, and volunteering is a great way to put your practice into action. Training is provided for all of our volunteer positions, so don't be afraid to try something new.
Jikido Prepare the zendo before practitioners arrive, keep track of time and ring the bells to begin and end periods of zazen and kinhin.
Doan Ring bells and lead chants during services.
Tenzo Provide and prepare meals or refreshments for formal and informal practice. We have four kinds of tenzo opportunities: informal Saturday breakfast, formal Saturday breakfast, Sunday informal tea, and meals during two-day sittings.
Librarian Catalogue new library items, keep track of checkouts, generally maintain and promote the collection. If you're interested, please e-mail or call MZC.
Board member Help oversee the governance of the center by working in the areas of policy setting, ambassadorship, stewardship and supervision. Directors are elected by the membership to one year terms. Meetings are usually held monthly or quarterly. If you're interested, please e-mail or call MZC.