Membership with Zen Open Circle

Membership Information

The Zen Open Circle is nourished and sustained by the diversity, generosity and commitment of our members.

If you practice with us regularly, or if you are inspired by the teachings of Roshi Susan Murphy, we encourage you to show your support by becoming a member.

 

We offer two membership types:

  • Friends of Zen Open Circle
  • Full Membership

Benefits of membership:

  • An opportunity to become a formal part of the sangha – taking your practice into ‘community’.
  • Discounted fees for sesshin, other retreats, events
  • Access to online community spaces, including the ‘Digital Dojo’
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Full Members:
    • able to attend dokusan during practice days
    • can hold formal positions within the sangha

Membership Application Process

  1. Select from the two membership categories below
  2. Pay for your membership
  3. Complete your registration form
  4. ZOC Membership committee review and approve your application
Friends of Zen Open Circle

Becoming a ‘Friend of the Zen Open Circle’ is a way of showing your ongoing support for the sangha. For some, this is also the first step towards establishing a formal teacher-student relationship with our teacher.

Friends of Zen Open Circle:

  • Participate in the life and events of the sangha.
  • Do not have a formal teacher-student relationship with the Roshi Susan
  • Are able to access our online communities , events, and retreats.
  • Are able to vote in our AGM.
  • Offer an annual financial pledge and practice dana

Select one of the following to join us as a Friend of the Zen Open Circle:

 

Full Membership

Full Members are committed to Zen practice, this sangha, and engage in a formal teacher-student relationship with Roshi Susan Murphy.

Full members:

  • Engage in a formal teacher-student relationship with Roshi Susan
  • Have full access to our online ‘Digital Dojo’ community and events
  • Are encouraged to also participate in the life of the sangha through in-kind support (i.e. events, communications, logistics, fundraising)
  • Are able to vote in our AGM.
  • Offer an annual financial pledge and practice dana
    • $20 per month/ or $10 per month concession

Select one of the following to join us as a Friend of the Zen Open Circle:

  • $20 per month
  • $240 per year
  • $10 per month concession (full time students, pensioners, unwaged)
  • $120 per year concession
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