A six-week class led by Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan and Kikuko Morimoto
Tuesday evenings: June 4 – July 16
Class Dates: 6/4, 6/11, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16. NOTE: 6/18 skipped due to sesshin preparation.
Class time: Optional sitting from 6:30-7pm. Class: 7:15-8:45pm
Meditation in Everyday Life
“As you gently relax into awareness, into listening, the mind’s compulsive contraction around objects will fade. Silence of being will come more clearly into consciousness as a welcoming to rest and abide.” — Adyashanti
In this six-week class, we will practice releasing each thought, emotion, and sensation as they arise: exploring how these passing phenomena are not who we truly are and how identifying with them causes suffering. By meeting the mind in the stillness of the body and allowing the breath to be our gentle guide, this class will introduce students to transformative body-mind practices from various Buddhist traditions, offering a safe container to navigate ourselves back to wholeness. We will practice methods that help us pay closer attention to what is happening in the body, bring awareness to our habitual reactions, and generate a deeper sense of self-compassion.
Class Fee: $160 Sustaining / $120 Base / $80 for BZC members (more than 3 months)
To register, please click here.
Please also note our cancellation policy: To request a refund for this event, you must notify BZC in writing at least one week before the beginning of the course or event. Refunds are issued for any and all cancellations up to seven days before an event less a $10 processing fee. Less than seven days before an event, we do not offer refunds. There are no refunds for events with registration fees under $50.
Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan
Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan 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. Shokuchi is currently serving as Head of Practice (Tanto) at the Brooklyn Zen Center.
About Kikuko Morimoto
Kikuko Morimoto was born in Kobe, Japan, and is currently a sewing teacher and co-facilitator with the BZC People of Color sangha at Brooklyn Zen Center. 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.
Access Notes: There is one short flight of stairs leading to the Carroll Street entrance of the building; please press 3-0 to be buzzed in. From there, the center is located at the top of a longer flight of stairs. A ramp and elevator are available via an alternate entrance on President Street; please email us in advance if you need access to the ramp. Chairs, benches, and extra support cushions are available. We are not yet a fragrance-free space; our hand soap is scented with essential oils. Visit our Accessibility Page for more detailed access info. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.