BZC at Branching Streams Conference

Forty zen leaders, students, and teachers from across the US and Canada gathered at Ancient Yoga Center in Austin for the Branching Streams Conference, which brings together temples in the Suzuki Roshi lineage.

Ian and Ryan represented Brooklyn Zen Center (BZC), and participated in workshops on healing circles, climate change, and poetry, and in between gathered to discuss everything from our CRM systems to Undoing Whiteness work to staffing our temples.

We also toured the beautiful Austin Zen Center and stayed on for a Saturday Dharma Talk from Bill Magness, one of its co-founders. And we reconnected with BZC sangha members Koan and Kayla!

BZC Administrative Director, Ryan Lee Wong
Ryan with BZC sangha member Kōan Anne Brink, who is now based in Austin.
Conference participants at work!
Ryan and BZC Tanto (Head of Practice), Ian Case.
Ian at the wheel!
On the road: Ian and Kōan.