In-person & Online dharma talk by Shingetsu Laura O’Loughlin, Feb 11


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Location: Christ Church Cobble Hill, located at 326 Clinton Street, Brooklyn (enter by the Clinton Street driveway gate, pass the scaffolding, and through the double doors)

Please join us Saturday, February 11, at 11 am (NY EST UTC-5), for an in-person dharma talk by BZC teacher Shingetsu Laura O’Loughlin, as well as zazen instruction.

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

8:45am Doors open
9:00am Zazen instruction
9:25am Han
9:40am Zazen (sitting meditation)
10:10am Kinhin (walking meditation)
10:20am Zazen
11:00am Ordination Talk
12:00am Service (ceremonial chanting, bowing and incense offering)
12:20am Soji (temple cleaning practice)
12:40pm Tea (informal tea time)

COVID Protocol:

We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated and boosted. Please see the BZC Covid Protocol for additional information. We are currently at risk level YELLOW and masks are required indoors at all times. The risk level may be updated closer to the date.

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. Otherwise, please contact Flo Lunn here in advance.

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For those who are in a position to contribute, please give generously as you are able. Thank you!


About Shingetsu Laura O’Loughlin

Shingetsu Laura O’Loughlin is a dharma teacher, co-founder of Brooklyn Zen Center (BZC) and currently serves as Director of Ancestral Heart Zen Temple, a Soto Zen training temple in upstate New York. She is also a clinical social worker in private practice since 2007. Before co-founding BZC, Laura trained and lived in various Buddhist communities since 1997, including Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery, San Francisco Zen Center and Austin Zen Center where she served as Director. Laura received lay dharma entrustment from Teah Strozer in 2017. Laura is interested in how, alongside Zen training, other embodied wisdom modalities can support our collective healing and transformation from histories of racial, patriarchal and ecological violence. Laura co-created and co-facilitates the undoing whiteness program at BZC and leads retreats exploring patriarchal trauma and affirming the sacred feminine.


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.