Suggested donation – $0.00 - $100.00

Date & Time Details: August 7, 2021, 9am - noon

Location: Zen Center of New York City

Address: 500 State Street Brooklyn, NY 11217



On-Site: ZCNYC Half-Day Sit: Making Space—A True Refuge

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Patrick Yunen Kelly

August 7, 2021

Please join us for a half day sit at the Temple! And to help during this transition time, NO WALK-INS ALLOWED, and PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY. Thank you!

These short zazen intensives are popular with those new to Zen practice or meditation, as well as more experienced students. The morning offers a time of silence and stillness and provides an excellent way to explore and deepen one’s zazen. The retreat, led by Hojin Sensei, will be introduced and conclude with dharma words of encouragement and followed by a gathering with refreshments.

We strive to keep our retreat prices low and offer these programs by donation. Program price for this retreat is $30, please pay what you can. It’s important that the dharma is available to everyone. Thank you for your continued support.

You must be fully vaccinated to participate in this event.



Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei
Hojin Sensei is the Abbess of the Zen Center of NYC and serves as the Director of Training for the Mountains and Rivers Order. She received transmission of the Precepts from Daido Roshi, who began the process in 2009, and from Shugen Roshi, who completed the transmission in 2012. In 2017, she received full dharma transmission from Shugen Roshi. Before entering the Monastery in 1990, Hojin Sensei received and MFA from the University of Kansas and trained under legendary ceramicist Toshiku Takaezu, among others. Over the years she has taught drawing, ceramics, and painting, and continues to teach on the creative process.
Learn more about Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei
Patrick Yunen Kelly
A senior lay student in the Mountains & Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism, Yunen is a scientist, artist and current staff member at ZCNYC Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn, NY.
Learn more about Patrick Yunen Kelly