Suggested donation – $0.00 - $100.00

Date & Time Details: October 30, 2021, 9 a.m.—noon

Location: Zen Center of New York City

Address: 500 State Street Brooklyn, NY 11217



Half-Day Sit: Resting Open

with MRO Seniors

October 30, 2021

Please join us for a half day sit at the Temple! You must have previous zazen experience and have had beginning instruction at ZCNYC or ZMM; please call before registering if this is your first half day sit: (718) 875-8229.

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.



MRO Seniors
Senior students in the Mountains and Rivers Order have a number of things in common. They have each led a training period (at the request of a teacher) and have each practiced for long enough to see successive generations come through the Monastery, the Zen Center, and our affiliates. They also share a dedication and commitment to helping others find their way in sangha harmony. Beyond these attributes, they represent a diverse age group and come from equally diverse backgrounds. Some work in mental health, or technology. Some are artists, others are librarians. Some have families of their own, others are cloistered monastics. Seniors help guide the training within the MRO through teaching responsibilities, mentoring, and by providing all of us with examples of how to live the bodhisattva path authentically and with integrity. If you would like to contact a senior student, you can use this common email address from which your question will be directed to an appropriate individual.
Learn more about MRO Seniors