A six-week class led by Kikuko Morimoto and Erica Essner
Class dates: Thursdays 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
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.
Meditation in Everyday Life
Buddhist practice is rooted in the breath, body, mind, and heart. In this class we will offer practical ways of creating a strong foundation for incorporating meditation in your daily life, home, and relationships. We will explore various meditation and mindfulness practices, and ways of practicing meditation while walking, lying down, and in activity. Students will learn how to create an altar and ritualize their home practice, how to set a schedule for meditation, and how to incorporate inspirational reminders to help their practice. As a support, participants may also take advantage of the many retreats, dharma talks, affinity groups, and opportunities for practice discussion that Brooklyn Zen Center offers.
Please note our new fee structure for classes. We invite you to register at the highest level possible to help support and sustain our programs. Please note that registration for this class closes September 30.
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 Kikuko Morimoto
Kikuko Morimoto was born in Kove, Japan, and is currently serving as the Tenzo (head of kitchen) at Ancestral Heart Zen Monastery. She is an artist and a Japanese teacher who has been practicing meditation since she took her 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course in 1995. After she practiced at Village Zendo in Manhattan, NY, Kikuko joined the BZC sangha, where she has served as co-Tenzo (head of kitchen) and as Fukuten (assistant to the Tenzo) and was lay ordained by Soshin Teah Strozer in 2017.
About Erica Essner
Erica Essner has been a Soto Zen Buddhist practitioner since 1985 and was lay ordained in 2015. Her work in dance education and dance performance is informed by her Zen practice as a tool for concentration and focus. Erica is currently pursuing her dance credential M.A. as a scholarship student at Hunter College.