Engaged Practice Group

Ancestral Moon: A BIPOC Zen Practice Group


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Millerton Zendo
1 John Street
Millerton, NY 12546
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The Buddha and sangha would gather under the full moon to see each other in the darkness and renew their ethical vows. The moon represents enlightenment in Chinese and Japanese Buddhism: a gentle, silent, and unbroken illumination.

Ancestral Moon is a weekly refuge where BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, including those of Latinx and Asian descent) can explore Zen practice as the path of liberation from suffering. We come together to practice zazen (seated meditation), to connect with our individual and collective ancestral wisdom, and to cultivate spiritual friendship. We are rooted in the Soto Zen lineage and open to people of all faith and ritual practices.

We meet on Wednesday evenings at the Millerton Zendo through November 29 (except November 22). Each meeting includes zazen (seated meditation) and a group dharma share.

Request to join the email list for the group here.

We rely on donations for all we do, and invite you to support our practice and teachers:

  • You can donate to BZC here or via Paypal to paypal@brooklynzen.org.
  • You can donate to a specific dharma teacher or practice leader here.

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

Our Location: Millerton Zendo, 1 John Street, Millerton, NY. Parking is available behind the building.

This space is not currently wheelchair accessible. There are three steps from the main street to the front door. Cleaning supplies and hand soap are unscented. Stick incense and chip incense is used during service. If you have any further questions about this space’s accessibility, please contact us at info@brooklynzen.org.
Ancestral Moon: A BIPOC Zen Practice Group