Membership Strengthens Our Sangha and Zen Practice


Becoming a Member

Membership in the Kwan Um School of Zen|Americas supports the efforts of thousands of practitioners throughout North, Central, and South America and helps support your practice as well as the zen center or group that you practice with.

Members are eligible for discounts on retreats and programs, travel grants and retreat scholarship, and they receive Primary Point, the School’s magazine which we publish three times per year.

We offer several types of membership. Please choose the one that best fits your situation and needs:

  • Individual Membership: $360/year ($30/month).

  • Family Membership $480/year ($40/month).

  • Student/Senior Membership: $240/year ($20/month).

50% of your member dues go to your affiliated zen center or group. Dharma Teachers pay an additional $180/year ($15/month)

Have a membership question? Send us an email or give us a call at (401) 658-1476

To sign up as a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen|Americas, please print out the application below and mail with payment:

Pay Membership Dues

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Mailing a check or money order to:

Kwan Um School of Zen|Americas
99 Pound Road
Cumberland RI 02864

Membership Cancellation or Leave of Absence

We hope a membership in the Kwan Um School of Zen|Americas will produce benefits for you far greater than its modest cost. If however, you are having financial difficulty and feel for whatever reason you need a change, we would be happy to discuss reduced membership dues and/or having a member go on leave for a period of time. Please call KUSZa Director Ames Colt if you have such concerns. I can be reached at or at (401)658-1476.

We appreciate your support of our sangha through your membership. Please know that we hare here to help!