BZC Audio Dharma Podcast: new talk by Ian Case

A new dharma talk by Ian Case is now available! Ian was the shusso (head student) during the 2019 fall practice period at Brooklyn Zen Center.

Dharma talk by Ian Case (10/26/2019)

BZC Audio Dharma Podcast: new talk by Reb Anderson

A new dharma talk by Tenshin Reb Anderson is now available!

Dharma talk by Teshin Reb Anderson (06/19/2019)

2019 at BZC: A Year in Pictures

As the year comes to an end, we look back at the life of our sangha for the past 12 months. Together we sat retreats, inaugurated a new monastery, made origami paper cranes, sewed rice field patterns, walked in the forest, prepared oryoki meals and made vows to live for the liberation of all beings. As we enter into a new year (and a new decade!), we look forward to continuing to practice together – in Brooklyn, at Ancestral Heart Zen Monastery and in the world.

BZC Audio Dharma Podcast: new talk by Teah Strozer

A new dharma talk by Brooklyn Zen Center’s root teacher, Teah Strozer, is now available!

Dharma talk by Teah Strozer (12/07/2016)

BZC Audio Dharma Podcast: new talk by Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan

A new dharma talk by Brooklyn Zen Center’s Tanto (Head of Practice), Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan, is now available!

Dharma talk by Shokuchi Deidre Carrigan (09/22/2018)

BZC Audio Dharma Podcast: 2018 Rohatsu sesshin talks now available!

All dharma talks offered by Kosen Greg Snyder and Laura O’Loughlin during the 2018 Rohatsu sesshin are now available!

BZC 2019 End of Year Campaign

The 2019 End of Year Campaign for Brooklyn Zen Center (BZC) is an opportunity for you to express your support for our community by taking up the socially healing practice of dana (generosity). Our sangha has tremendous spiritual strength that we need to match with an equivalent financial strength. We invite each of you to engage in this powerful ritual of care by offering a financial contribution to BZC.

NOTE: The BZC 2019 End of Year Campaign is now over. You can donate to BZC at any time here. …

New talk by BZC’s Tanto, Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan

A dharma talk by BZC’s Tanto (Head of Practice), Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan, is now available! This is the first talk offered by Shokuchi at Brooklyn Zen Center.

Dharma talk by Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan (06/23/2018)

New audio dharma talk by Teah Strozer: Lay Practice Liberation Through The Urban Nest

A new audio dharma talk by BZC’s root teacher Teah Strozer is now available!

Dharma talk by Teah Strozer: Lay Practice Liberation Through The Urban Nest (10/02/2017)

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News from Sōshinji 宗心寺, Ancestral Heart Zen Monastery

On June 10, 2019, we became stewards of fourteen acres of land in Millerton, NY, where we are together working to bring Sōshinji 宗心寺Ancestral Heart Zen Monasteryinto being.

We are exceedingly fortunate to be able to practice together with the land, our ancestors, and all living beings in the beautiful Hudson River valley where silence and activity exist in marvelous balance. We welcome, want, and affirm all who come here in search of freedom from habits that cause suffering and who will work toward cultivating compassion for all, across our many differences. If you are interested in applying for a weekend visit or for a short-term or long-term residence, please fill out the respective application and send it to ahzmdirector@brooklynzen.org.

More information on Sōshinji 宗心寺Ancestral Heart Zen Monastery, is available here.

New audio dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin: Hindrances

A new audio dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin, dharma teacher and senior lay practitioner at Brooklyn Zen Center offered during the Rohatsu sesshin last year:

Dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin: Hindrances (12/13/2018)

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New audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder

A new audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder, dharma teacher and senior priest at Brooklyn Zen Center.

Dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (09/07/2019)

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Dharma talk by Teah Strozer: Keep a Cool Head (2017/10/20)

A new audio dharma talk by BZC’s root teacher Teah Strozer is now available!

Dharma talk by Teah Strozer: Keep a Cool Head (2017/10/20)

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Jukai Ceremony at BZC

On October 13, at the end of a three-day sesshin at Brooklyn Zen Center, several members of our sangha formally received and acknowledged the sixteen bodhisattva precepts in a ceremony called Jukai.

The ceremony was the culmination of an engaged period of study and practice with the bodhisattva precepts, during which the ordinands sewed their rakusus, the small Buddha robe worn by lay practitioners and priests.

During the ceremony, teachers and sangha members, as well as family and friends, gathered to support them and witness their vows.

Reclaiming the Feminine in Our Practice (2019/02/02)

A new audio dharma talk by teachers Laura O’Loughlin and Sebene Selassie is now available!

Reclaiming the Feminine in Our Practice (2019/02/02)

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New dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin on karma (2018/09/15)

A new audio dharma talk by teacher Laura O’Loughlin is now available!

Dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin on karma (2018/09/15)

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New audio dharma by Yoko Ohashi

Dharma talk with Yoko Ohashi (04/20/2019)

You can subscribe to the BZC Audio Dharma Podcast here and listen to the 120 audio dharma talks already made available. You can listen and download BZC’s dharma talks, as well as share them on social media.

New audio dharma by Greg Snyder – 2018 Rohatsu Sesshin: Day 1

A new audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder is now available! This talk was offered during the 2018 Rohatsu Sesshin at Brooklyn Zen Center. Registrations for this year’s Sesshin are now open – register early and secure your spot.

Dharma talk with Greg Snyder (12/12/2018)

The BZC audio dharma talks are now available via a brand new podcast! You can subscribe to the BZC Podcast here and listen to the 120 audio dharma talks already made available. You can listen and download BZC’s dharma talks, as well as share them on social media.

New audio dharma by Laura O’Loughlin

Dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin, (11/17/2018)

The BZC audio dharma talks are now available via a brand new podcast! You can subscribe to the BZC Podcast here and listen to the 120 audio dharma talks already made available. You can listen and download BZC’s dharma talks, as well as share them on social media.

BZC Audio Dharma Podcast is here!

The BZC audio dharma talks are now available via a brand new podcast! You can subscribe to the BZC Podcast here and listen to the 120 audio dharma talks already made available. You can listen and download BZC’s dharma talks, as well as share them on social media.

BZC’s dharma talks are now searchable by teacher, date and keywords on iTunes. Are you exploring a particular teaching? Are you in interested in a specific teacher? Would you like to find that talk you heard at BZC some time ago? The BZC Audio Dharma Podcast is here for you! Subscribe and stay tuned for more talks soon!

The BZC audio dharma talks are offered free of charge and made possible by the donations we receive. If you would like to support the BZC Audio Dharma Podcast, please visit the “Giving” section of our website. Thank you!