Online class: Introduction to Buddhist Meditation, starting Oct 6

Event Details

This event is running from 6 October 2022 until 10 November 2022. It is next occurring on October 6, 2022 7:00 pm

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Online 6-week class by Kidō Ian Case, with teaching assistant Shigetsu Camille

Class dates: Thursdays 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 and 11/10
Class time: 7 to 8:30pm. Students are encouraged to sit zazen before the class starts, if possible.

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

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

In this six-week class, we will explore various Buddhist meditation techniques, engaging them through traditional Buddhist sutras and contemporary teachings and by practicing them ourselves. Starting with meditation on the breath and preliminary concentration, we will go on to consider śamatha, vipassana, mindfulness, lovingkindness meditation, and shikantaza. How do each of these practices function in the overall Buddhist program of addressing suffering? How can they support us in leading an ethical life and engaging the world?

This class is appropriate for those new to meditation as well as more experienced students who would like a more nuanced introduction to these various techniques.

Registration coming soon.

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. Please see our complete cancellation policy here.

About Kidō Ian Case

Kidō Ian Case has been a student at Brooklyn Zen Center since its inception in 2005. During this time he has taken on various administrative and practice roles at the center, including serving for several years as Ino (head of the meditation hall). He was in residence for 15 months at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in 2015-2016 and was ordained as a priest by Teah Strozer in October 2016. He served as shuso (head student) at BZC for the fall 2019 practice period. Ian holds an MA in Linguistics from the City University of New York and a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. He served as BZC’s director from 2019 to 2022 and currently serves as Tanto (Head of Practice).