Online: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness class


Event Details

This event is running from 19 May 2020 until 7 July 2020. It is next occurring on June 2, 2020 7:15 pm

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Eight-week class led by Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan

Class dates: Tuesdays 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7
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 receive log in details after registering.

Registration for this class is open until May 26.


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

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (The Mahasatipatthana Sutta) is the Buddha’s “down to earth” systematic training in the practice of being present with the impermanence of all aspects of human experience, which is the source of our suffering. Shakyamuni was not a teacher of theory.  He himself had actualized through his own practice these very teachings, and he trained his students in these very same practices.

In an online class, we will read, study, discuss and practice together the teachings of Buddha’s Four Foundation of Mindfulness.  This is an extraordinary time to bring this training into our meditation practice and into our lives—a time that has demanded that we focus our attention and limit our excursions, the very conditions recommended for the study of meditation.


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 May 26.

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.