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 Friday, September 11, at 5pm. The Zoom link to participate in this offering will be provided prior to the beginning of the sit.
Full scholarships are available. Please apply for a scholarship here. Scholarship applications are due by September 9. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Please note that by our cancellation policy, we do not offer refunds for this event.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the BZC BIPOC sangha
The Brooklyn Zen Center Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Sangha fosters mutual support and understanding among those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and find nourishment and inspiration in the teachings and practice of Buddhism. The group’s intention is to provide a safe, brave and cherished space supported by a Soto Zen Buddhist context to openly discuss our experiences living and navigating oppressive, racial, biased, social structures.
See the program page for more information.
About Dexter Ciprian
Dexter Ciprian is a visual artist and the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. He has been practicing Zen at Brooklyn Zen Center since 2014 and is interested in the dialogue between creativity, spirituality and social justice. He is currently serving as a co-facilitator of the BZC BIPOC sangha.
About Kikuko Morimoto
Kikuko Morimoto was born in Kove, Japan, and is currently serving as the Tenzo (head of kitchen) at Ancestral Heart Zen Monastery and as a co-facilitator of the BZC BIPOC sangha. She is an artist and a Japanese teacher who has been practicing meditation since she took her 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course in 1995. After she practiced at Village Zendo in Manhattan, NY, Kikuko joined the BZC sangha, where she has served as co-Tenzo (head of kitchen) and as Fukuten (assistant to the Tenzo) and was lay ordained by Soshin Teah Strozer in 2017.