One-Day In-Person Sit with Charlie Korin Pokorny, Jan 21


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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. Please see the BZC Covid Protocol for additional information. The COVID risk level will be confirmed closer to the date.


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 those American histories, 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 January 18

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 Charlie Korin Pokorny

Charlie Korin Pokorny grew up in Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago. He was ordained as a priest by Reb Anderson in 1999 and received dharma transmission in 2018. He practiced as a resident at Tassajara and Green Gulch Farm and studied koans with Daniel Terragno. Charlie and Sarah served as head priests at Stone Creek Zen Center 2014-2022. He teaches at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley (including courses on Buddhist philosophy, history, meditation and ritual practice). Charlie, Sarah and their children moved to Brooklyn in 2022.