Dharma Offering

Saturday Morning Program with Rev. Chimyo Atkinson

February 17, 2024

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Boundless Mind Temple
326 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Join us for our in-person Saturday morning program at Boundless Mind Temple in Brooklyn, which will include a dharma talk by visiting teacher Rev Chimyo Atkinson on Women in Buddhist Monasticism: Women in Community at 11:20am EST. The dharma talk is part of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association’s year long series Celebrating the Voices of Women in Buddhism, which will include dharma talks, panels, and intimate conversation with Buddhist women and teachers. More information on Celebrating the Voices of Women in Buddhism event series is available here.

Reverend Chimyo Atkinson, an ordained priest in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition, will share her insights into the role of women in Buddhist monasticism through the lens of her personal journey. Rev. Atkinson will illuminate the challenges and triumphs of women in Buddhist monasticism, drawing from her personal experiences.

The dharma talk will also be live-streamed. Whether you’ll be attending in-person or online, we ask that you please register here through the SZBA website. Please note that the regular Zoom link will NOT be used for this dharma talk; please register here to receive the login information. If you are unable to register, please email us here to receive the link.

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

09:00am — Doors open
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
12:50pm — Soji (temple cleaning practice)
01:00pm — 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.

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.


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.

Free for in-person attendance
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.
Saturday Morning Program with Rev. Chimyo Atkinson