Dharma Offering

Practice Period Opening Ceremony

September 20, 2023

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Boundless Mind Temple
326 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Each fall, BZC creates a container to help support our community in taking time to clarify our intentions, deepen insight, embody our commitments and more fully integrate our practice as life. Returning to silence in this way strengthens mindfulness and opens the heart.

We call this container a “practice period”. Our Buddhist ancestors created this ritual of bringing wandering monks In India together during the rainy season in order to cultivate sangha. This tradition has continued for the last 2,500 years. Zen practice emphasizes the importance of vow in order to align and support our deepest yearnings.  The practice period supports us to return to our deepest vow, especially amidst a lay life that can distract us from this subtle, inner calling.

In our fall 2023 practice period, we will explore the liberating practice of nonduality, and what it means in our everyday lives. In Zen, nonduality is not a view or position, but an open-hearted practice of an intimate and transformative engagement with dualities and dualistic ways of thinking and being, which are so often the root of delusion, grasping and the suffering that flows from them. Learn more about the fall 2023 practice period here. The fall practice period includes making a practice commitment among the many BZC practice offerings.

The Practice Period Opening Ceremony takes place on Wednesday, September 20 from 7 to 8:30pm EST, at Boundless Mind Temple. Join us in this celebration of practice and community!

The Practice Period Opening Ceremony  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.

COVID Protocol: We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated and boosted. Masks are optional. Please see the BZC Covid Protocol for more.

Our Location: Boundless Mind Temple is located in the Parish House of Christ Church Cobble Hill, next to 326 Clinton Street. Enter the driveway on Clinton, go past the scaffolding, and through the double doors. There are two flights of stairs leading to the center, located on the second floor. The closest subway stop is the F/G at Bergen Street.

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.
Practice Period Opening Ceremony