Become a Supporting Member of the Zen Studies Podcast!

Dear listener (or reader),

Please help support my work! I plan to take 12 weeks off throughout the year, and therefore produce 40 episodes annually. Your membership helps the podcast happen!

I work as a Zen priest and teacher full time – half time for my local “dirt space” sangha, Bright Way Zen, and half time on the podcast. My income from these activities is slowly increasing but still very small, and I’m only able to spend my time this way because I am supported by my husband. He will need to retire within the next few years – so please help me increase my income so I continue producing podcast episodes for you!

You have complete control over your membership, and you can cancel or change it at any time on your member account page (accessible after you log in as a member). Check out how you can contribute.

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As a member, you’ll also be invited to participate in the Zen Studies Sangha, including:

Group Meetings with Domyo

Live Podcast Discussions: Join Domyo and other Zen Studies Podcast listeners for discussions of recent (or sometimes older) episodes. This is a great time for delving deeper into the Dharma, and getting to know Domyo and other practitioners. On the Online Opportunities Calendar, click the event listing to see what episode we’ll be discussing, and the meeting times translated into a bunch of different time zones.

Live Meditation Sessions: We sit together four times a week (Wednesdays-Saturdays), on Zoom videoconference.

For the dates and times of group meetings, see our Online Opportunities Calendar. For detailed instructions on how to download and use the free Zoom application for online meetings, click here. If you join as a podcast member, you’ll automatically be sent our Zoom meeting ID. If you want to give the meetings a try first, email Domyo and ask for the meeting ID.

Zen Studies Sangha Online Forum

Become a member and receive an invitation to join our online Zen Studies Sangha forum (on the platform), where supporting podcast members are welcome to post, share ideas and resources, and join discussions. You can correspond with other individuals in the Sangha, and opt to receive notifications of new posts by email.


One-on-one Interactions with Domyo

Members can schedule a private 30-minute one-on-one Dharma Interview (aka dokusan or sanzen) with me, your podcast host (Domyo), in-the-flesh or by video (Zoom or Skype). If you end up wanting to correspond or meet regularly, please support me through podcast membership at $20 a month or higher, or make additional one-time donations as appropriate, if you are able. I won’t turn anyone away for lack of funds, though, so just pay what you can. Thanks!

Appointments can be conveniently scheduled online (click here to see my availability listed according to your time zone).

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Dharma Interview is an opportunity to talk with a teacher one-on-one to discuss your Zen practice. You can ask questions about Buddhism and practice, but ideally this won’t be an intellectual exercise. Instead, it will be about the “edge” of your practice – what are you working on? What’s challenging you? How can you apply practice to your daily life?

Members may also want to maintain ongoing practice intentions or vows with my support and guidance, through Dharma Interview and/or email.


Become a Supporting Member of the Zen Studies Podcast

To join the Zen Studies Sangha, select an option below! If you have any questions or need to pay less, please feel free to email me.


Once you sign up as a member, you can increase or decrease your contribution at any time by doing the following:

  1. Log in to the Zen Studies Podcast website (if you aren’t already logged in).
  2. Go to the Your Account page (once you’re logged in you automatically end up here, or there’s a link to it in the very top menu).
  3. Click Subscriptions under your name.
  4. Click Change Plan in the right hand column.
  5. From the drop-down list, select the membership plan you want!


Some alternative ways to contribute:

Biannual Supporter ($25 every 6 months)
Biannual Benefactor ($50 every 6 months)
Annual Supporter ($50 one-time contribution)
Annual Benefactor ($108 one-time contribution)


Or, of course, you can always send a check made out to “Domyo Burk” to:
12180 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton OR, 97005
Be sure to include your name and email so I can manually sign you up as a member when I receive your check. Thanks!