Undoing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine

Undoing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine is a monthly group of Zen practitioners who identify, or are identified, as male coming together to explore the construct of patriarchy, its impact on our lives, our communities, and to work towards developing our sacred masculine identities; those dynamic and restorative aspects of masculinity that strengthen our ability to cultivate wisdom, compassion and community.

Together, we will contemplate what the cost of patriarchy has been for the lives of everyone along the gender spectrum: How does patriarchy obstruct the expression of a sacred masculine identity? Could the expression of a sacred masculine identity lie at the heart of undoing the violence of patriarchy in our sanghas and communities?

The group will be meeting on Sunday, April 28, 10am – 12:30pm. No registration required, no meditation experience necessary. Come as you are!

More information is available here.

Sesshin with Tenshin Reb Anderson in June

Tenshin Reb Anderson will be returning to Brooklyn Zen Center this year to lead a five-day sesshin (June 19 through 23). The sesshin will focus on Zen Practice and Buddha Activity and registration is now open. Scholarships for this offering are available – please apply by April 29.

This offering will likely fill out quickly, so register early to secure your spot.

Tenshin Reb Anderson is a visiting teacher at Brooklyn Zen Center and has been offering yearly five-day sesshins in our community for the past decade. Join us in the June sesshin and in welcoming Tenshin Reb Anderson back to Brooklyn!

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