Online class: Life of the Buddha


Event Details

This event is running from 9 November 2021 until 14 December 2021. It is next occurring on December 14, 2021 7:00 pm

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Six-week class taught by Chimyo Atkinson
Class dates: 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
Class schedule: 7 – 8:30pm EST

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


Life of the Buddha

In this six-week class, we will be exploring tales from the life of Shakyamuni Buddha and how our own journeys on the path might relate to his story. The class is open to beginning and seasoned practitioners alike.


Please note our new fee structure. 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 November 16.

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 Chimyo Simone Atkinson

Chimyo Simone Atkinson was ordained a priest in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition in 2007 and received Dharma Transmission in 2015. She received her monastic training at Great Tree Zen Women’s Temple in North Carolina and completed Sotoshu International training periods (Ango) in Japan in 2010 and 2011. She also completed training periods at the Aichi Senmon Nisodo in Nagoya in 2012 and Ryumonji Monastery in Iowa in 2014.

Chimyo currently serves on Brooklyn Zen Center’s Practice Council. She has served on the board of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association since 2017 and helped to draft that organization’s standards for formal monastic practice. She is a member of the Association of Soto Zen Buddhists Jukai-e committee and an SZBA liaison to that organization’s Roadmap Committee.