A six-week class led by Koshin Rose and Terence Caulkins
6:40pm: Doors open
6:45-7:15pm: Drop in sit in zendo (optional)
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.
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.
About Terence Caulkins
Terence Caulkins is a Franco-American acoustical engineer and sound artist who has been training in yoga and meditation for over 10 years. His formal meditation training began in Paris, France in a Tibetan lineage in 2006, year in which he read Shunryu Suzuki’s “Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind” for the first time. When he moved to New York City he sought out a place to practice Soto Zen, eventually finding his way to the Brooklyn Zen Center in 2008. Terence was lay ordained by Soshin Teah Strozer in 2012, and held the position of Ino (head of the meditation hall) at BZC from 2015-2016. He currently holds the role of Jisha (teacher’s attendant) to Laura O’Loughlin and co-facilitates the BZC Undoing Whiteness and Oppression group.
Images ©Marcia Lieberman/ Brooklyn Zen Center 2017
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 email@example.com.