Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Great Wave Zen Sangha has served Michigan’s Zen Buddhist community since 2001. Ours is a religion grounded in the practice of meditation, a tradition that helps us care for ourselves and others. It promotes the development of personal character and naturally heals us of our suffering.
Great Wave is now formally organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a non-profit charity. Its mission is perpetuate the teaching of the Buddha-dharma and seeks to provide the opportunity for anyone, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability to receive this teaching through the practice of zazen (meditation), religious services, intensive training, daily life practice, the pursuit of relevant higher education, and instruction by a qualified teacher (i.e., a bona fide Dharma heir).
As a member temple of the White Plum Asanga, Great Wave abides by a rigorous ethics policy, which you may read here.
We hope you are interested in learning more about what Zen practice has to offer and invite you to read the Starting Practice page and to use our Contact form to schedule a free orientation to Zen meditation practice. (You may also call us at 231-907-2910.)