Zen Buddhist Temple-New York City opened its door to the public in 2014 after three years of intensive renovation of the building on 206 E. 63rd Street in Manhattan. The mission to found a temple in New York City began November 2007 by renting an apartment in the China Town. We moved around from China Town to Brooklyn to Chelsea before the current temple building was purchased in March 2011. Founding teacher, the Venerable Samu Sunim dedicated tirelessly to the search and supervision of the renovation and now serves as resident priest and conducts the Sunday public services and teaches the meditation course.

The Sunday morning meditation service takes place at 10:30 am (you may arrive between 10 and 10:30 am). Your donation is very much needed and appreciated ($10 suggested donation).


Temple Residency is available for people who want to spend some time (one month minimum) living in the temple to cultivate their practice. The residents participate in temple programs in the mornings and/or evenings while maintaining their job or studies.

Public Service
All are welcome!
Sundays at 10:30 am
(Temporarily Cancelled)
Wednesday Practice 
For Members & Residents
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Meditation Courses
4 Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm
starting February 11
Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom, Zen Buddhist Temple

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1214 Packard Street

Ann Arbor, Michigan

(734) 761-6520

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1710 W. Cornelia Avenue

Chicago, Illinois

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206 E. 63rd Street

New York City

(212) 888-6262

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86 Vaughan Road

Toronto, Canada

(416) 658-0137

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NYC Zen Buddhist Temple August 2011

The first floor (current Buddha Hall) in August 2011