In this online retreat, the schedule will include alternating periods of zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), service and a dharma talk. Participants are welcome to join only part or all of the sit schedule.
We invite you to register at the highest level possible to help support and sustain our programs. Please note that registration for this offering closes February 9.
Partial scholarships are available for 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 February 4.
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. Refunds will be issued in the total paid less a $15 processing fee. This policy supports the organizing effort involved in managing registrations and cancellations and the largely volunteer-based structure of the Brooklyn Zen Center.
About Laura O’Loughlin
Laura O’Loughlin is a dharma teacher, co-founder of Brooklyn Zen Center (BZC) and currently serves as Director of Ancestral Heart Zen Monastery, a Soto Zen training temple in upstate New York. She is also a clinical social worker in private practice since 2007. Before co-founding BZC, Laura trained and lived in various Buddhist communities since 1997, including Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery, San Francisco Zen Center and Austin Zen Center where she served as Director. Laura received lay dharma entrustment from Teah Strozer in 2017. Laura is interested in how, alongside Zen training, other embodied wisdom modalities can support our collective healing and transformation from histories of racial, patriarchal and ecological violence. Laura co-created and co-facilitates the undoing whiteness program at BZC and leads retreats exploring patriarchal trauma and affirming the sacred feminine.