Special Wednesday Evening with Natalie Goldberg, April 25

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Please join us Wednesday, April 25, for a special Wednesday evening program with renowned author Natalie Goldberg. The theme of this evening’s program is This Thundering World: Sitting, Writing, and the Ground of Being.

The program will start at 7 p.m. with a 30-minute period of zazen, followed by a talk and discussion with Natalie Goldberg.

The custom of dana (generosity) is fundamental to Buddhist practice. All dana received supports our Teachers and center, and is essential for the continuation of our community and practice. Through monetary dana, we suggest a $10 donation – which is neither a ceiling or floor amount. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

About Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg is the author of fifteen books, including Writing Down the Bones, which has sold over one million copies, has been translated into fourteen languages, and started a revolution in the way we practice writing in this country.  She recently co-edited a collection of talks by revered zen teacher Katherine Thanas, The Truth of This Life.  In her forthcoming memoir Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home (out June 5th), she shares her experience with cancer grounded in her practice of zen and writing.  Her other books include The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This Zigzag Life and the beloved Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America, a memoir about her zen teacher Katagiri Roshi. For more than forty years she has practiced zen and taught seminars in writing as a practice. For more information on Nathalie Goldberg see her website here.

Access Notes: There is one short flight of stairs leading to the entrance to the building. Please press 3-0 to be buzzed in. The center is located at the top of a steeper second staircase of around 20 steps. A ramp and elevator are available via an alternate entrance; please email in advance if you need access. Chairs, benches, and extra support cushions are available. We are not yet a fragrance-free space; our hand soap is scented with essential oils. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us at info@brooklynzen.org.