the beginner’s mind experience

All members of Brooklyn Zen Center are eligible to take part in the Beginner’s Mind Experience, a new 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, have private practice discussions with teachers, and receive special rates on two introductory classes: Introduction to Zen Buddhism and Meditation in Everyday Life.  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:

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 as follows. Follow the links to see a full schedule of the BME gatherings and to register for the peer-group that’s best for you.

Peer Group Kickoff Meeting Registration Deadline*
Peer Group 2 Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9-10am Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Peer Group 3 Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9-10am Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Peer Group 4 Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9-10am Wednesday, October 4, 2017

*Become a member and register for the kickoff meeting by this date.