B-12: Buddhism and the 12 Steps of Recovery will offer a half-day introductory sit on Sunday, November 17, from 10 am to 1 pm, led by Kosen Gregory Snyder. The doors will open at 9:30 am. The half-day sit is geared toward beginners and will feature 30-minute meditation periods, walking meditation, discussion, and short talk. This offering is open to those interested in exploring the connections between Buddhist practice and recovery. There will be ample time for questions and responses.
Cost: Sustaining $40, Base $35, Members (for 3 months) $20
BZC offers retreats on a sliding scale basis to allow participants to pay according to individual means. Please consider giving at our sustaining rate, which directly supports inclusive community attendance on this retreat.
Please click here to register. Registration closes on November 13 at 11:59 pm.
Partial scholarships are available for sitting retreats such as this one. To apply for a scholarship, please use this link and wait for approval before registering for this sit. Scholarship applications are due by November 11 at 11:59 pm.
Please note that by our cancellation policy, we do not offer refunds for this event.
About the B-12: Buddhism and the 12 Steps of Recovery program
This is a practice group exploring the connections between Buddhist practice and recovery, open to all members of a 12-Step recovery program. The group is led by senior practitioners in recovery and meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 6 to 7:30 pm.
See the program page for more information.
About Kosen Gregory Snyder
Kosen Gregory Snyder is a dharma teacher and senior priest at Brooklyn Zen Center, as well as its co-founder and current President. He is also the Senior Director of Buddhist Studies at Union Theological Seminary, where he directs and teaches in a Masters of Divinity program focused on Buddhism and Inter-religious Engagement. Kosen received priest ordination and dharma transmission from Teah Strozer and is a lineage holder in the Suzuki Roshi lineage of Soto Zen. Kosen is active with multiple interfaith and community networks organizing around peace-building, anti-violence and social justice initiatives, and currently sits on the Brooklyn Borough President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Community Partnerships. Kosen’s practice of Zen and the dharma includes an understanding that personal and social liberation are a deeply integrated process of mutual unfolding. In addition to teaching in a formal Zen context, he facilitates Undoing Whiteness and Undoing Patriarchy workshops and ongoing groups that focus on investigating self-identities that may unconsciously perpetuate societal suffering. His efforts include ensuring the dharma is truly available to everyone, supporting young people in practice, developing a community-responsive Zen center, and advocating for bringing the illumination of conditioning around patriarchy, racism and economic exploitation to the center of our Buddhist exploration of self. He is devoted to co-creating an American dharma movement that fully embraces a deep social engagement focused on transforming inequity, bias and violence in ourselves, our communities and the world.
Access Notes: There is one short flight of stairs leading to the Carroll Street entrance of the building; please press 3-0 to be buzzed in. From there, the center is located at the top of a longer flight of stairs. A ramp and elevator are available via an alternate entrance on President Street; please email us in advance if you need access to the ramp. Chairs, benches, and extra support cushions are available. We are not yet a fragrance-free space; our hand soap is scented with essential oils. Visit our Accessibility Page for more detailed access info. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us at email@example.com.