Soji Zen Center
2325 West Marshall Road
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Telephone: (917) 856-5659
Attn: Jules Shuzen Harris Sensei
Description of Organization
Soji Zen Center draws members and participants from a four-state area of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York, and from all walks of life, with a mix of Asian, African-American and Caucasian participants. The center has historically provided outreach initiatives that respond to community needs, including running meditation groups at a facility for individuals with dual addictions, a federal detention center, and homeless groups.
In 2009, a grant in the amount of $5,000 was awarded to support Soji Zen Center’s Outreach Program, bringing the practice of meditation to at-risk groups in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and developing a program model that provides meditation training to staff members of nonprofit programs who work with under-served clients.