PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OFFERING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Brooklyn Zen Center will be having a half-day introductory sit on Sunday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., led by Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan. 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 / 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.
Registration closes November 14 at 11:59 p.m. 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 registrating for this retreat. Scholarship applications are due by November 9 at 11:59 p.m.
Please note that by our cancellation policy, we do not offer refunds for this event.
About Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan
Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan currently serves as the BZC Tanto (head of practice). Shokuchi 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.