Completed Campaign Project: City Center Master Plan

In line with Zen Center’s goal of “widening the circle” of practice, Zen Center’s leaders envision City Center as a more visible and welcoming hub for contemporary Zen practice and community life.¬†

Many generations have practiced and played in City Center’s Buddha Hall.

A 2010 Vision Task Force identified a shared desire to make public spaces more welcoming and functional for visiting practitioners, while maintaining a safe, supportive environment for residents.

Like the plans completed in recent years at Green Gulch and Tassajara, City Center will develop a comprehensive facilities plan for the campus to continue core residential training programs while offering broader programs for the lay community.

The planning process will include a site analysis and planning, design options, experiential storyboards, and facilitated discussions, resulting in a practical plan for appropriate modifications. Working from the long-term plan will ensure that we balance immediate needs with future priorities.

Read more about this project (PDF)

Update August 19: Thanks to the generosity of a donor who heard and responded our request for this project during the 50th anniversary celebration weekend, we have completed fundraising for this project.

If you are interested in City Center, please consider giving to the City Center Facility Improvements.


See Campaign Projects at:
City CenterGreen Gulch FarmTassajaraZen Mind Virtual Practice CenterSenior Living Community