Events

You can find the latest information on BZC’s upcoming zazen schedule, retreats, classes, workshops, and other offerings here. Use the filters on the left to sort by location and event type, or use the calendar to see events on a given day. Click on any event for more information and to register.

For information on engaged practice groups, please see here and contact the groups directly for details on their offerings.

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In Person
Special Offering
Boundless Mind Temple

June 22, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sit-a-thon at Boundless Mind Temple

The BZC Sit-a-thon is back! The Sit-a-thon will take place on Saturday, June 22, at both Boundless Mind Temple in Brooklyn and the Millerton Zendo. Become a sitter (or sponsor a sitter) and join this community-wide effort!

In Person
Special Offering
Millerton Zendo

June 22, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sit-a-thon at the Millerton Zendo

The BZC Sit-a-thon is back! The Sit-a-thon will take place on Saturday, June 22, at both Boundless Mind Temple in Brooklyn and the Millerton Zendo. Become a sitter (or sponsor a sitter) and join this community-wide effort!

In Person
Online
Dharma Offering
Boundless Mind Temple

June 29, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 12:40 PM

Saturday Morning Program with Rev. Chimyo Atkinson

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 Simone Atkinson.

In Person
Sesshin (Retreat)
Watershed Retreat Center

Recurrent

BZC Summer Residential Zen Retreat, Aug 5-11

Our annual residential summer retreat at the Watershed Center will be led by Kosen Gregory Snyder and Shingetsu Laura O'Loughlin. Registration is now closed.

Online
Class

Recurrent

Writing to Study the Self

Dogen encouraged us to “study the self.” How might the practice of writing allow us to look deeply at our personality, karma, history, and social conditioning—a sustained engagement in this self study? Participants in this three-month course will be offered craft talks, prompts, and practices to look deeply at the self. Meets Sundays, 3-5pm ET, every other week (September 8, 22, October 6, 20, November 3, 17). With Chenxing Han, Jenny Xie, Norman Fischer, and Ruth Ozeki.

Online
Class

Recurrent

The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts, with Charlie Korin Pokorny

Join the precepts class this fall, led by BZC dharma teacher Charlie Korin Pokorny! This class is required of all those wishing to receive the precepts from a teacher (jukai), and recommended for everyone in leadership roles at BZC. It's also a wonderful way to deepen one's connection to the rich tradition of Soto Zen.

In Person
Sesshin (Retreat)
Watershed Retreat Center

January 4, 2025 – January 26, 2025

Residential Practice Intensive, January 4-26

This will be BZC's first ever residential practice intensive, taking place just over three weeks next January at Ancestral Heart Temple and the Watershed Retreat Center. The residential practice intensive will be led by Teah Strozer and Kosen Gregory Snyder and will coincide with the lay dharma transmission of Shingetsu Laura O’Loughlin.