the beginner’s mind experience

All members of Brooklyn Zen Center are eligible to take part in the Beginner’s Mind Experience, a 3-month program that will introduce them to the various aspects of community practice at BZC.

As part of this program, members have the opportunity to join a peer practice group, experience various forms of wholehearted activity practice, and receive special rates on two introductory classes (valid for one year): Introduction to Zen Buddhism and Meditation in Everyday Life (to be offered in fall 2018).  Our intention is that this program provides members with a sense of the variety and intimacy of Zen practice in the BZC community — and also offer embodied experience with how we can engage these practices in our daily lives.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact: info@brooklynzen.org

Remember, you must be a member of BZC to participate in the Beginner’s Mind Experience; you can become a member here.

New peer groups for the Beginner’s Mind Experience start every few months. 

Upcoming 2018 BME Peer Groups:

Peer Group Kickoff Meeting Registration Deadline*
Peer Group 6 Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9-10am Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Peer Group 7 Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9-10am Wednesday, October 3, 2018

*Become a member and register for a peer group by this date.