Please note that this offering has been canceled. The class will be offered in the spring of 2023.
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.
BZC is now offering partial scholarships for classes! To apply for a scholarship, please use this link and wait for approval before registration. Scholarship applications are due by September 23.
Registration closes before the time of second class, on October 13.
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. 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).