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!
Please note that the Saturday in-person program will be suspended on September 17, due to the One-Day Sit, and on September 24, due to the Qigong Workshop. Please see the BZC program calendar for details.
To join these online offerings, please contact Flo Lunn here in advance. Please note that all times are NY EST.
7:15am — session opens
7:30am — zazen (sitting meditation)
8:00am — robe chant and short service (PDF available here)
8:15am — 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.
SATURDAY IN-PERSON PROGRAM AT BROOKLYN CITY TEMPLE
Location: Christ Church Cobble Hill, located at 326 Clinton Street (at the corner of Kane Street).
We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated and boosted. Please see the BZC Covid Protocol for additional information.
8:45am — doors open
9:00am — zazen instruction (second Saturday of the month only; doors open at 9:00am every other Saturday)
9:25am — han (wooden board calling people to meditation)
9:40am — zazen (sitting meditation)
10:10am — kinhin (walking meditation)
10:20am — zazen
11:00am — dharma talk or zazen (see the BZC program calendar for details)
12:00pm — service (ceremonial chanting, bowing and incense offering)
12:20pm — soji (temple cleaning practice)
12:40pm — tea (informal tea time)