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The Stanford Zen Society aims to spread awareness of meditation in the Stanford community by holding weekly meditation gatherings and organizing regular trips to meditation centers. We are open to all those who have an interest in learning about meditation or deepening their existing practice.

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The group provides a forum based on the teachings of Zen Buddhism for people of all backgrounds, regardless of their religious beliefs, from the Stanford community to gather, learn, and share the practice of Zen style meditation, and to spread awareness of this practice in the community.



Most Current Organization Constitution

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Approval Year of Current Constitution


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Organization Email (if exists)

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President's Name

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Jonathan Goodman

President's Email Address

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VP/Co-President's Name

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Michael Yang

Financial Officer's Name

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Nicholas Barbier

Membership Classification

What percentage of the students in your organization are undergraduate v. graduate?

Anything else = JOINT

Usual Meeting Day

When does the the organization typically meet?


Usual Meeting Location & Time

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Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm, C.I.R.C.L.E. Room, 3rd floor, Old Union

What is the organization's religious affiliation?


Parent/National Organization

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Designated University Advisor

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Ankita Rakhe