online & in-person weekly meditation schedule

There are, strictly speaking, no enlightened people, there is only enlightened activity. – Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

BZC’s online weekly meditation schedule is open to the public at all times. No one is turned away from any offerings in our online weekly meditation schedule for lack of funds. Come as you are! Your practice at BZC is a deeply appreciated form of giving practice (generosity).

If you are not currently supporting BZC with a membership pledge, we invite you to make a dana contribution to support continuity of our shared online practice. Thank you for being a part of our online practice community!

In-Person Zazen

Wednesdays,  6:30 – 7pm EST
Warren St. Mark’s Community Garden, Park Slope, Brooklyn
More details here.

Online Zendo

To join these online offerings, please contact Flo Lunn here in advance. Please note that all times are NY EST.

Online meditation

Monday-Friday

Morning meditation:

7:15am — session opens

7:30am — zazen (sitting meditation)

8:00am — Robe Chant and Short Service (PDF available here)

8:15am — session ends

Evening meditation:

6:15pm — session opens

6:30pm — zazen (sitting meditation)

7:00pm — session ends

Saturday

5:55am — session opens

6:10am —  zazen

6:40am — kinhin (walking meditation)

6:50am — zazen

7:20am — service

7:50am — soji (temple cleaning)

8:05am — session ends

BREAK

10:05am — session opens

10:20am  — zazen

10:50am — short break

11:00am — dharma talk

12:00pm — session ends

If possible, please try to “arrive” 5 minutes before the beginning of each scheduled period. You may join in all or part of the schedule, being mindful to arrive before the next event, rather than in the middle of an event.

Well-Being Ceremony and Evening Service at Ancestral Heart Zen Monastery

The teachers and monastics at Ancestral Heart Zen Monastery are offering a Well-Being Ceremony and an Evening Service with the Dai Hi Shin Durani, starting at 6:10 pm, as follows:

  • Tuesday: Well-Being Ceremony
  • Wednesday: Evening Service
  • Thursday: Well-Being Ceremony
  • Friday: Evening Service
  • Saturday: Well-Being Ceremony

If you would like to add a name to the list of names to be chanted in the Well-Being Ceremony, please email ahzmino@brooklynzen.org  by 10 am that day. If you don’t already have access to the Zoom link for these offerings, please contact ahzmino@brooklynzen.org .