Sesshin (Retreat)

Three-Day Sesshin and Ordination led by Kosen Gregory Snyder

October 11, 2024 – October 13, 2024

Boundless Mind Temple
326 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Friday and Saturday: 8am to 6pm
Sunday: 8am to 1:30pm

Join us for a three-day sesshin led by Kosen Gregory Snyder. The schedule will include periods of zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation), along with dharma talks, dokusan (practice discussion) soji, and service. Dharma Teachers Laura O’Loughlin, Sarah Dojin Emerson, and Charlie Korin Pokorny will be present to support the retreat and offer dokusan.

The sesshin will culminate in a priest ordination ceremony (tokudo) for Yoko Ohashi, Camille Goodison, Ryan Lee Wong, and Wesley Simmons Antell. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, October 13, at 2pm and is open to all.

BZC is committed to offering classes, workshops, and retreats on a sliding scale in an aspiration to move towards equity within our sangha. To that end, we offer an equitable pricing model as a mindfulness practice and a mirror of our relations to histories of wealth. Please see the Equitable Pricing Model to determine your registration rate level.

If you’re unable to pay at the lowest rate, please use this form to apply for an exemption.

If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact us here.

A minimum attendance of two days is required. The registration deadline is October 9.

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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.



Kosen Gregory Snyder was raised in an Appalachian mountain valley along the banks of the Susquehanna river where his Pennsylvania Dutch family have lived and farmed for many generations. He is a dharma teacher, senior priest, and co-founder of Brooklyn Zen Center (BZC) and Ancestral Heart Temple. He is also the Senior Director and Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at Union Theological Seminary, where he directs and teaches in a Masters of Divinity program focused on Buddhism and Inter-religious Engagement. Kosen received priest ordination and dharma transmission from Soshin Teah Strozer, BZC’s honorary founding teacher, and is a lineage holder in the Suzuki Roshi lineage of Soto Zen. Kosen is active with multiple inter-religious, spiritual, and community networks organizing around peace-building, anti-racism, social justice, and living harmoniously with the Earth.

$140 - $300

To request a refund for this program you must notify BZC in writing at least 7 days before the beginning of the program. This supports the organizing effort involved in managing registrations and cancellations. You may request a full refund by emailing

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
Three-Day Sesshin and Ordination led by Kosen Gregory Snyder