The Four Foundations of Mindfulness online class, starting April 21


Event Details

This event is running from 21 April 2020 until 9 June 2020. It is next occurring on April 21, 2020 7:15 pm

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Eight-week class led by Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan

Class dates: Tuesdays 4/21, 4/28, 5 /5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9
Class time: optional zazen from 6:30 to 7pm, class from 7:15 to 8:45pm

This class will be offered online via live stream Zoom. Participants will received log in details after registering.


The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: The Practice of Meditation taught by the Buddha

What is mindfulness? Why do we practice it? According to the Buddha, the deepest truths aren’t remote or mysterious but available through direct awareness of our own experience. The seemingly modest practice of attending to each moment—body, breath, feelings, states of mind, phenomena—can bring insight and peace into our daily lives and ultimately the freedom from suffering. In a culture devoted to frantic distraction and materialism, these insights, whether we merely glimpse them or realize them fully, can transform how we live in the world. The class is based on the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s mindfulness teachings, and includes guided practice sessions.

Students are asked to commit to a regular meditation practice for the duration of the class. Both new and experienced meditators are warmly welcome.


Class fee:  $200 Sustaining / $150 Base / $110 for BZC members (more than 3 months)

To register, please click here. Please note that registration for this class closes April 28.

Please note our cancellation policy for this offering: To request a refund for this class, you must notify BZC in writing by the start of the first class. Refunds will be issued in the total paid less a $15 processing fee. Please note that there are no refunds for events with registration fees under $50. This policy supports the organizing effort involved in managing registrations and cancellations and the largely volunteer-based structure of the Brooklyn Zen Center. Please see our complete cancellation policy here.


About Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan

Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan received training in Soto Zen practice as a resident of San Francisco Zen Center for 12 years, was ordained as a priest in the Shunryu Suzuki lineage by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 2010, and served as head monk (shuso) in 2014. She has taught yoga in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1988, as well as co- leading Zen and Yoga retreats at Tassajara and Green Gulch Farm since 2002. Shokuchi is currently serving as Head of Practice (Tanto) at the Brooklyn Zen Center.