Membership

The Zen Fellowship of Bakersfield is a 501 3(c) organization, which means that your contribution is fully tax deductible.
All membership levels include:
  • Tax deduction for charitable giving to a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
  • All $5-per-sitting pay-as-you-go fees waived through the year
  • Eligibility for training and participation in traditional Soto Zen chant ceremony
  • 10% off most events, including local and New Orleans Zen Temple sesshins and days of Zen
  • A gift for your charitable contribution *
There are two membership payment options: month-by-month automatic transactions, and one-time yearly contributions. The one-time yearly option receives an approximate 5% discount if paid by cash or check.

Choose your monthly membership below:


Inkin
(Student)
Umpan

Shõkei

Han

Mokugio

Taiko

Tax
Deductable
Fees
Waived
Free
training
10% Off
Events
Small Box
of Incense
2nd Box
of Incense
Paperback
Book
Hand Made
Zafu

$15 mo.

$35 mo.

$50 mo.

$75 mo.

$100 mo.

$170
Save $10

$400
Save $20

$570
Save $30

$850
Save $50

$1140
Save $60
Save 10%

Your generous support allows the Fellowship to continue

  • Developing and maintaining a traditional and accessible dojo for zazen practice
  • Reaching out to inmates through Zen prison ministry
  • Developing new forms of ministry such as meditation for medical patients
  • Offering community and school introductions to meditation practice
  • Providing travel support scholarships to those in need of financial assistance
  • Attracting visiting teachers to our community
  • Planning for future growth

* Approximate values of our gifts to you

  • Small box of incense: $3 value
  • Large box of incense: $9 value
  • Copy of any ZFB paperback book in stock: $15-$20 value
  • 10% off registration cost for select events for the year: $50 value
  • Handmade Zafu: $70.00 value
  • Pay-as-you-go fees waived for the year: $240 value

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