Online class: Zen Ritual Life, starting Sep 20


Event Details

This event finished on 08 November 2022


Online 8-week class by Charlie Korin Pokorny, with teaching assistant Alexandra Gekas

Class dates:  Tuesdays 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 and 11/8
Class time: 7 to 8:30pm. Students are encouraged to sit zazen before the class starts, if possible.

This class will be offered online via live stream. Participants will receive log in details after registering.


Zen Ritual Life

We will explore the spirit and forms of Zen ritual practice. What is ritual, how is it important, and how does it function in our life of practice? How can ritual forms and forms of ritualization from Zen monastic training and temple practice be incorporated and integrated into household life? We will discuss bowing, chanting, devotion, embodiment, consecration, vow, dedication and zazen.

BZC is now offering partial scholarships for classes! To apply for a scholarship, please use this link and wait for approval before registration. Scholarship applications are due by September 7.

Registration closes before the time of second class, on September 27.


Please note our cancellation policy for this offering: To request a refund for this class, you must notify BZC in writing by the start of the first class. Please see our complete cancellation policy here.


About Charlie Korin Pokorny

Charlie Korin Pokorny grew up in Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago. He was ordained as a priest by Reb Anderson in 1999 and received dharma transmission in 2018. He practiced as a resident at Tassajara and Green Gulch Farm and studied koans with Daniel Terragno. Charlie and Sarah served as head priests at Stone Creek Zen Center 2014-2022. He teaches at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley (including courses on Buddhist philosophy, history, meditation and ritual practice). Charlie, Sarah and their children moved to Brooklyn in 2022.