In-Person One-Day Sit in Brooklyn with Laura O’Loughlin, Nov 6


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We are pleased to announce that we will be having an in person one-day sit in Brooklyn on Saturday, November 6. We’ll be sitting at Christ Church Cobble Hill, located at 326 Clinton Street (at the corner of Kane Street).

The sit will go from 9am to 6pm and will be led by Laura O’Loughlin.

The schedule will include periods of zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), service and a dharma talk. Lunch will not be served but there will be a lunch break in the middle of the day.

Proof of vaccination and masks will be required for all participants.


Please note our new fee structure. 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 November 3. 

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 October 29.

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.