2018 Fall Practice Period at BZC

A message from the BZC teachers regarding the 2018 Fall Practice Period:

Dear Sangha,

We hope all of you are finding joy, rest and nourishment in these very warm summer days. As September quickly approaches, it is time to begin thinking about our commitments for the upcoming practice period.

Fall Practice Period is an opportunity to wholeheartedly devote ourselves to Zen practice in community by centering it in our lives from mid-September to mid-December. We use this time to create a container that supports our community in taking time to clarify our intentions, deepen insight, embody our commitments and more fully integrate our practice as life. If you are not familiar with BZC practice period, you can read about it more fully here. Regardless of your time practicing at BZC, we very much encourage taking up the practice period as a path of grounding your commitment to practice and sangha through zazen, practice roles, practice discussion and the many other opportunities for Zen students at BZC. Continue reading

New zazen periods at BZC this fall

As we are gearing up for the beginning of the fall practice period and putting together the calendar of offerings for the upcoming months, we are happy to announce additional zazen periods as part of our weekly meditation schedule at the Brooklyn Zen Center (BZC).

During the upcoming fall practice period – from Wednesday September 19 to Wednesday December 19 – BZC will be offering additional zazen (sitting meditation) periods on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend! Continue reading