Sesshin (Retreat)

Five-day sesshin with Tenshin Reb Anderson, June 5-9


Boundless Mind Temple
326 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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This five-day sesshin (formal retreat) with Tenshin Reb Anderson runs June 5 – 9

Schedule: 8am to 6pm EST Wednesday through Saturday, 8am to 1:30pm EST on Sunday

The sesshin will feature periods of sitting and walking meditation and dharma talks. There will also be an opportunity for participants to meet with the teacher for private practice discussion.

Vegetarian lunch will be provided. Participants need to bring a nested set of bowls and utensils wrapped in a cloth for meals. BZC will have some bowl sets available to rent.

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COVID Protocol: We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated and boosted. Masks are optional. Please see the BZC Covid Protocol for more information.

Our Location: Boundless Mind Temple is located in the Parish House of Christ Church Cobble Hill, next to 326 Clinton Street. Enter the driveway on Clinton, go past the scaffolding, and through the double doors. There are two flights of stairs leading to the center, located on the second floor. The closest subway stop is the F/G at Bergen Street.


Tenshin Reb Anderson visits Brooklyn Zen Center to give dharma talks and lead five-day meditation retreats. He is a lineage-holder in the Soto Zen tradition. Born in Mississipi, he grew up in Minnesota and left advanced study in mathematics and Western psychology to come to San Francisco Zen Center in 1967. He practiced with Suzuki Roshi, who ordained him as a priest in 1970 and gave him the name Tenshin Zenki (“Naturally Real, The Whole Works”). He received dharma transmission in 1983 and served as abbot of San Francisco Zen Center’s three training centers (City Center, Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center) from 1986 to 1995. Tenshin Roshi continues to teach at Zen Center, living with his family at Green Gulch Farm. He is author of "Warm Smiles from Cold Mountains: Dharma Talks on Zen Meditation" and "Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts." To find out more about Tenshin Reb Anderson, please visit his website here:


To request a refund for this program you must notify BZC in writing at least 2 days before the beginning of the program. This supports the organizing effort involved in managing registrations and cancellations.

We are in an historical building which is not wheelchair accessible. There are two flights of stairs leading to the center, located on the second floor. Chairs, benches, and extra support cushions are available. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us at
Five-day sesshin with Tenshin Reb Anderson, June 5-9