We’re back on track to get our new home!

Weʻve started a New Home Fund with a goal to raise $50,000.

Great News

Zen Life & Meditation Center has a signed contract for a new home and received approval for our bank loan to make 46 Lake Street our permanent home!

As you know we have rented a small storefront on the east-side of Oak Park, Illinois for the past 8 years. Because of our growth and success, we have out-grown this space. We began searching for our new home in early 2018 and found a mixed-use space at 46 Lake Street, Oak Park that met our needs and with excellent upgrades to the building's infrastructure.

In order to secure a loan and make a downpayment, we mounted a fundraising effort with a goal of raising $150,000 last fall. In a remarkable show of support, we raised this amount in just ten weeks from some 200 plus donors - many of them you which we are truly grateful. 

Through this process we have learned that our location in Oak Park matters, and that this space will meet our ZLMC and Halau i Ka Pono needs for future growth and service to our community.

Now, in order to complete the purchase of 46 Lake Street and move in by early May, we must cover some additional closing and start up costs such as professional services, signage, appliances, furniture and minor repairs. 

Weʻve started a New Home Fund with a goal to raise $50,000. An initial generous donation of $20,000 from an anonymous donor plus $1,000 from others have made our raising of $29,000 by late Spring doable.

YES we need your help to make this exciting leap forward!  Many hearts are making this new Home for Halau i Ka Pono and ZLMC a reality so please join your heart with ours and give as generously as you can!

Mahalo nui loa!!! (Thank you very much!!!)

Call to Action

We invite you to help us make this new home for the Zen Life & Meditation Center a reality. You can give online with the "Donate" button or mail a check. Please make your check out to “Zen Life & Meditation Center” - and put in memo “New Home Fund”. Mail checks to ZLMC, 38 Lake St. 2E, Oak Park, IL 60302. We are grateful for all donations, large and small.


 The Zen Life & Meditation Center, Chicago is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit religious organization, so your donation is fully tax deductible.