Half-Day Sit for Beginners, Nov 19


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Brooklyn Zen Center will be having a half-day introductory sit on Sunday, November 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, led by Koshin Rose. 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.

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 November 14 at 11:59 p.m.

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


About Koshin Rose
Koshin Monica Rose started practicing Zen meditation when she moved to Ireland in the mid-90’s. There, she trained in the Taisen Deshimaru lineage. Upon moving back to the States and making her home in Brooklyn, Koshin discovered the Brooklyn Zen Center and has been practicing here for the past decade. During this time, she has been an active member at BZC, where she sat on the Board of Directors and held various practice roles. In 2011, Koshin was lay-ordained by Soshin Teah Strozer, and in 2015, she completed a three-month practice period at Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery. Presently, Koshin holds the role of Shika (greeter of guests), gives zazen instruction, leads half-day and one-day sits, teaches classes, and is a member of the Senior Student Group. Koshin is also a student of the Masters in Divinity Program in Buddhist Studies at Union Theological Seminary. She will receive priest ordination from Kosen Greg Snyder in the spring of 2018.


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.