As a volunteer-based community, with a weekly meditation schedule and a diversity of active programs, SWZC would is grateful for the effort, generosity and support of our many dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in helping out the community by caring for the gardens, flower arranging, cleaning, maintenance support, or participating in the governance committees or circles at the Center, please contact the Volunteer Steward.

Work service (SAMU)

In Zen practice we cultivate an appreciation of labor through work practice, or samu. Work practice is one way we bring our meditation practice into the world, our relationships, and environment. In this way, we practice samu not as a means to an end, but as an end in itself. It is a practice of selfless service that contributes to the maintenance of the temple and the welfare of the community.

Shared Stewardship

For community members, volunteering may include taking on leadership roles in the community, through the practice of shared stewardship circles. If you are interested in joining a particular circle or want more information on the Circle Structure, please contact the circle steward.