Save the Date: January Residential Practice Period

Dear Sangha,

We are thrilled to announce our first-ever One-Month Residential Practice Period, coming January, 2023: a major step for our sangha and temples. Ancestral Heart Zen Temple will partner with our neighbors at The Watershed Center to offer this powerful part of our Soto Zen tradition. We will follow an intensive monastic schedule, eat oryoki meals, sit multiple periods of zazen each day, and engage in communal work and ritual life.

More details are coming shortly, but we wanted to allow those who are interested to start planning. We request everyone to live on-site at Watershed and remain in residence the entire month, from January 2nd–30th.

We look forward to deepening our collective work through this ancestral practice. It would be a joy to sit with you all.

Ian Douglass Case,
Brooklyn Zen Center Tanto (Head of Practice)