Those attending Institute functions on a regular basis and wishing to express support for the Institute's activities are encouraged to apply for sustaining membership ($10.00 a month) by filling out a membership application. Associate membership ($10.00 a year) is the subscription to Zen Notes. Apart from the weekly open house, the Institute is for its members only.
Senior (voting) members are selected at Annual Corporate Meetings by the current voting membership and certified by the Institute's secretary. Senior members, in turn, elect the Institute's trustees, who serve three-year terms and elect the Institute's officers.
The Institute has a limited number of residential spaces for Zen students who are active members of the Institute. Residents take responsibility for cleaning, participate in Institute activities, and make regular donations that support the upkeep of the Institute. When vacancies occur, a notice will be posted, and qualified practicing members of the Institute are welcome to apply.