beginner’s mind peer group kickoff meeting registration

All new members at the Brooklyn Zen Center are strongly encouraged to take part in the Beginner’s Mind Experience, a three-month program that gives an introduction to Brooklyn Zen Center’s offerings along with the opportunity to connect with peers. Each three-month program begins with a kick-off meeting.

A new BME program will start in May! See below for the complete calendar of meetings.

To take part in the Beginner’s Mind Experience, you must be a BZC member. Not a member yet? Click here. Questions? Email info@brooklynzen.org

Here are some things you can expect from the Beginner’s Mind program.

  • Including the kickoff meeting, all participants will meet in a practice group once a month over three months, led by a senior student.
  • A second meeting will introduce different practice roles at Brooklyn Zen Center – working in the kitchen, ringing bells for meditation, and greeting guests visiting the center.
  • A special discount on introductory classes will be offered to participants (discount available for one year).
  • New members will be encouraged to explore other offerings at BZC including: weekly zazen, practice discussion, and dharma offerings.

Questions? Email info@brooklynzen.org

Below are the dates and times of the upcoming Beginner’s Mind Experience peer group meetings. Please consider whether you can make the meetings before you register.

Peer Group 8 – May/June/July- Register here

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Kickoff gathering: Monday, May 6, 6:30-8pm
Wholehearted Activity gathering: Monday, May 20, 6:30-8pm
Peer-group gathering: Friday, May 31, 6:30-8pm
Wholehearted Activity gathering: Saturday, June 15, 1:30-3pm
Wholehearted Activity gathering: Sunday, July 21, 2-3:30pm
Closing Peer-group gathering: Saturday, July 27, 9-10am