1-day retreat with Rev. angel Kyodo williams, April 30

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The retreat will feature periods of sitting and walking meditation and dharma talks. A vegetarian lunch will be served.

Radical Dharma, Radical Love: The Resistance and Liberation of Personal Practice
Course expressions of hate and division seem to have taken a comfortable seat in our national discourse, politics, and even close to home.  These are actual visceral calls for deeper compassion, a deeper reckoning, a deeper love than we have ever been willing or equipped to face. Politics alone cannot resolve this spiritual crisis. The greatest power of personal practice is its capacity to hold complexity, but paradoxically we must look both in and beyond our selves.

Retreat cost: Sustaining $80 / Base $65 / Members $40.

This retreat is now full; you can sign up for the waitlist here. 

Partial scholarships are available for sitting retreats such as this one. To apply for a scholarship, please use this link and wait for approval before registration. Scholarship applications are due by April 20th at midnight.

Please note our cancellation policy: To request a refund for this event, you must notify BZC in writing at least one week before the event’s date. Refunds are issued for any and all cancellations up to seven days before an event less a $10 processing fee. Less than seven days before an event, we do not offer refunds. There are no refunds for events with registration fees under $50.

angelKyodowilliamsAbout Rev. angel Kyodo williams
Called “the most intriguing (and vocal) African-American Buddhist” by Library Journal, angel Kyodo williams is an author, activist, master trainer and founder of the Center for Transformative Change. She has been bridging the worlds of transformation and justice since her critically acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker, and “a classic” by Buddhist pioneer Jack Kornfield.  She is one of only two black women Zen “Senseis” or teachers.  She applies wisdom teachings and  embodied practice to intractable social issues at the intersections of climate change, racial and economic justice, and is a preeminent thought leader of Transformative Social Change. Her 27 Days of Change online program and 3rd Way Leadership supports changemakers in inner meets outer change worldwide. Her work has been widely covered, including in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Ms., and Essence.  angel notes, “Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.”



Access Notes: There is one short flight of stairs leading to the entrance to the building. Please press 3-0 to be buzzed in. The center is located at the top of a steeper second staircase of around 20 steps. A ramp and elevator are available via an alternate entrance; please email in advance if you need access. Chairs, benches, and extra support cushions are available. We are not yet a fragrance-free space; our hand soap is scented with essential oils. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us at info@brooklynzen.org.