Brooklyn Zen Center Event Policies

Cancellation Policy

To request a refund for any event except a class, you must notify BZC in writing at least one week before the beginning of the course or event. In the case of a class, you must notify BZC by the start of the first class. Refunds are issued for any and all cancellations up to seven days (except for classes) before an event less a $10 processing fee. Refunds are issued for class cancellations until the beginning of the first class. Less than seven days before a non-class event, we do not offer refunds. In all cases there are no refunds for events with registration fees under $50.

Scholarship Policy
  • no one turned away from the weekly meditation schedule for lack of funds
  • BZC offers partial scholarships on a first come, first serve basis
  • Scholarships are generally restricted to two (2) per person, per year
  • A minimum of $15/day per day for retreats is required
  • Scholarships applications are generally due one (1) week in advance of the registration deadline, but sometimes farther in advance

BZC offers only partial scholarships for sitting longer retreats. While no one turned away from weekly meditation schedule for lack of funds, BZC asks for a minimum contribution (dana) for deepening practice and longer retreats. Due to limited resources, we do not offer scholarships for classes or workshops at this time.

Scholarships for retreats are offered on a sliding scale basis to allow participants to pay according to individual means. By considering and giving at the highest amount you currently have means for, your generosity directly supports our capacity to meet the growing number of requests we receive.  A minimum of $15/day for retreats is required.

Scholarships are distributed on a first come, first serve basis, and are generally restricted to two (2) per person, per year. While we cannot directly meet the needs of all BZC scholarship applicants, please know that each application will receive a response and we will do our best to support you in deepening your dharma practice.

A scholarship application form is available by clicking this link.

Please note that Brooklyn Zen Center is not a residential community.