One-Day In-Person Sit with Sarah Dōjin Emerson, Feb 18

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Location: Boundless Mind Temple at Christ Church Cobble Hill, located at 326 Clinton Street (at the corner of Kane Street).

In this in-person sit, the schedule will include periods of zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation), along guided meditation practices, soji, service and a dharma talk.

Lunch will not be served. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch or go out for lunch (there will be an ample break in the middle of the day.)

We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated and boosted. We are currently at risk level YELLOW and masks are required indoors at all times. Please see the BZC Covid Protocol for additional information.

New Equitable Pricing Model

BZC is committed to offering classes, workshops, and retreats on a sliding scale in an aspiration to move towards equity within our sangha (community). To that end, we offer this pricing model as a mindfulness practice, a mirror to show us how we relate to histories of wealth, and how we might best care for our communal vow of working towards the liberation of all.

Please answer the following questions for yourself to determine your appropriate registration rate. You don’t need to share the answers with BZC. Anything given beyond the “Sustaining Rate” will go into a fund to make our offerings accessible to others.

  1. Are you or your immediate family homeowners or landowners?
  2. Do you hold a college or advanced degree?
  3. Are you able to make minimum payments on bills or credit cards?
  4. Do you have zero debt and/or do you have disposable income?
  5. Do you have a safety net composed of financially stable family and friends?
  6. Do you have U.S. Citizenship?
  7. Has your family been free from discrimination in housing and financial institutions?
  8. Does your income only support you, and not other loved ones?
  9. Have you or do you expect to inherit money or property?
“Yes” Answers Non-Member Member of 3+ Months
7-9 Flourishing Rate Sustaining or Flourishing Rate
4-6 Sustaining Rate Base or Sustaining Rate
0-3 Base Rate Supported Rate

If you’re unable to pay at the lowest rate, please use this form to apply for an exemption at least a week before the registration deadline.

Registration closes February 15.

Please note our cancellation policy: To request a refund for this program you must notify BZC in writing at least 2 days before the beginning of the program. Please email to request a refund. This policy supports the organizing effort involved in managing registrations and cancellations and the largely volunteer-based structure of the Brooklyn Zen Center.

About Sarah Dōjin Emerson

Sarah Dōjin Emerson’s formal practice in Soto Zen began in 1996. She lived and trained at Tassajara Zen Mountain center and other sites of the San Francisco Zen Center from 1997-2007. She received Dharma Transmission from Abbott Konjin Gaelyn Godwin of the Houston Zen Center in 2015. She has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, and has worked in the fields of mental health and pastoral care with children and adults. She experiences Bodhisattva Zen practice as deeply supportive to inquiring into, challenging and transforming systems of oppression, particularly racial inequities and the harm they cause within convert Buddhist sanghas, and in U.S. society generally. Sarah has also worked for many years in grief support- clinically, ritually and in community- specializing in child loss. She lives with her partner, Charlie Pokorny (who is also a Soto Zen Buddhist priest), their children (who are her most profound and constant teachers) and numerous pets in Brooklyn, NY.