Join us for our in-person Saturday morning program at Boundless Mind Temple in Brooklyn, which will include a dharma talk by Rev. Grace Song at 11:20am EST.
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.
You are welcome to come to all or just part of the program schedule:
08:45am — Doors open
09:00am — Zazen instruction
09:25am — Han (wooden board calling people to meditation)
09:40am — Zazen (seated meditation)
10:10am — Kinhin (walking meditation)
10:20am — Zazen
10:50am — Service (ceremonial chanting, bowing and incense offering)
11:20am — Dharma talk
12:20pm — Soji (temple cleaning practice)
12:40pm — Tea (informal tea time)
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COVID Protocol: We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated and boosted. Masks are optional. Please see the BZC Covid Protocol for more information.
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.
Rev. Grace Song is an ordained Won Buddhist Kyomunim, meditation teacher, and advocate of interfaith dialogue. She's the Won Buddhist Studies Department Chair at Won Institute of Graduate Studies. In 2020, Grace became a member of the Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs and recently joined the Steering Committee of the Won Buddhism to the United Nations Office. Additionally, she sits on the board of The Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies.
Grace's spiritual training began in Philadelphia at the Won Institute. From there she moved to Korea to train under several senior Won Buddhist teachers. After a decade in Korea, Grace decided to move back to the US and join the Won Institute faculty. Over the last fifteen years, she has traveled to many countries to present and lead workshops and retreats on interfaith dialogue, social justice, mindfulness in education, and spiritual practice in daily life.
Grace holds a Ph.D. in Won Buddhist Studies from Wonkwang University, an MA in East Asian Philosophy from Seoul National University, and a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto. She leads monthly meditation sessions for The Institute of Korean Studies at Penn State University and meditation retreats at the Won Dharma Center, Claverack NY. Her research delves into topics such as mindfulness within educational settings, Buddhism's role in social justice, and she's presently writing a paper on harmonizing tradition with innovation in Won Buddhism. Her writings and online teachings have been featured in Tricycle The Buddhist Review Magazine.
She is committed to embodying the truth of interconnection and invests her time putting into practice her belief that renewing society starts with renewing our inner lives.