In-person & Online dharma talk with Chimyo Atkinson, Feb 4


Event Details


Join us for our in-person Saturday morning program at Boundless Mind Temple in Brooklyn, which will include a dharma talk by Chimyo Atkinson

Location: Christ Church Cobble Hill, located at 326 Clinton Street (at the corner of Kane Street).

Please note that we are at Covid risk YELLOW. We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated and boosted. Masks will be required indoors at all times. Please see the BZC Covid Protocol for additional information.

The dharma talk will also be live-streamed. For security reasons, we do not post zoom links publicly. If you are subscribed to the BZC Community List and receive the weekly announcements, please find the recurring log in information already in your inbox. Otherwise, please contact Flo Lunn here in advance.

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You are welcome to come to all or just part of the program schedule:

09:00am   Doors open
09:25am   Han
09:40am   Zazen (sitting meditation)
10:10am   Kinhin (walking meditation)
10:20am   Zazen
11:00am   Dharma talk
12:00am   Service (ceremonial chanting, bowing and incense offering)
12:20am   Soji (temple cleaning practice)
12:40pm   Tea (informal tea time)


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 as Assistant Abbess and Head of Practice at Great Tree Zen Women’s Temple and volunteers with the sangha at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institute. 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.


Access Notes: We are in an historical building which is not wheelchair accessible. There are two flights of stairs leading to the center, located on the second floor. Chairs, benches, and extra support cushions are available. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us at info@brooklynzen.org.

Our Location: Boundless Mind Temple is located at Christ Church Cobble Hill, at 326 Clinton Street, at the corner of Kane Street, in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn. The closest subway is the Bergen Street stop on the F line.To reach the center, please enter by the Clinton Street driveway gate, pass the scaffolding, and through the double doors. There are two flights of stairs leading to the center, located on the second floor.