Half-Day Sit for Beginners, July 23


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Brooklyn Zen Center will be having a half-day introductory sit lead by Terence Caulkins on Sunday, July 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. This special sit is geared toward beginners and will feature 30-minute meditation periods, walking meditation, discussion, and short talk. All are welcome. There will be ample time for questions and responses.


Cost: Sustaining $40 / Base $35 / Member $20

Please click here to register.

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 registration. Scholarship applications are due by July 18th at 11:59 p.m.

Please note that by our cancellation policy, we do not offer refunds for this event. 


About Terence  Terence Caulkins is a Franco-American acoustical consultant and sound artist who has been training in yoga and meditation since 2006. His formal meditation training began in Paris, France in a Tibetan lineage where he was introduced to Shunryu Suzuki’s “Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind” for the first time. When he moved to New York City he sought out a place to practice Soto Zen, eventually finding his way to the Brooklyn Zen Center in 2008. Terence was lay ordained by Soshin Teah Strozer in 2012, and held the position of Ino (head of the meditation hall) at BZC from 2015-2016. He currently holds the role of Jisha (teacher’s attendant) to Laura O’Loughlin and co-facilitates the BZC Undoing Whiteness and Oppression group.

Access Notes: There is one short flight of stairs leading to the entrance to the building. Please press 3-0 to be buzzed in. The center is located at the top of a steeper second staircase of around 20 steps. A ramp and elevator are available via an alternate entrance; please email in advance if you need access. Chairs, benches, and extra support cushions are available. We are not yet a fragrance-free space; our hand soap is scented with essential oils. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us at info@brooklynzen.org.