In-Person & Online dharma talk by Judith Ragir, July 30


Event Details


Please join us Saturday, July 30, at 11 am (NY EST UTC-5), for an in-person and online dharma talk by visiting teacher Judith Ragir.

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

We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated and boosted. Masks will be required indoors at all times.

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 sangha listserv 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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We also invite you to make a financial donation to BZC to support our online offerings at this time. You can donate to BZC via Paypal to paypal@brooklynzen.org or online here. Your contributions are deeply appreciated and needed to support our community and our ongoing dharma offerings.

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

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.


About Judith Ragir 

Judith Ragir (also known as Byakuren in Buddhist circles) is a Dharma teacher in the Zen lineage of Katagiri Roshi. She was instrumental in founding the Clouds in Water Zen Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she was the Guiding Teacher for nine years and is currently Senior Dharma Teacher Emeritus. An accomplished artist, Ragir makes Buddhist-inspired quilts which are on display in Buddhist Centers around the United States. Her written pieces have appeared in many anthologies, including The Eightfold Path, Zen Teachings in Challenging TimesThe Hidden LampThe Path of CompassionSeeds of Virtue-Seeds of Change and Receiving the Marrow. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, Judith was a dancer in the Trisha Brown Dance Company in New York City and also appeared in two one-woman shows of her own choreography.  After her dance career, she was a doctor of Chinese medicine using acupuncture, acupressure, and Chinese herbs until she became a Zen priest in 1996. She lives with her husband, has two adult sons, and now has a small temple in the woods – Mirror Lake Temple.