Suggested donation – $10.00 - $100.00

Date & Time Details: Saturday, February 5th, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Location: ONLINE



Half-Day Sit: Dharma Gate of Ease and Joy

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Patrick Yunen Kelly

February 5, 2022

A three hour practice of connecting with the still point by letting our body- mind and heart take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage– the two things that throughout history have been shown are necessary in order to help humanity not only survive, but thrive.

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 supported with dharma words of encouragement. The session will end with a closing check-in.

9:00am – 12:00pm

Your registration confirmation will include a link to the Zoom session.

Donations are appreciated to help support our efforts during this time.


Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei
Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei received the priestly transmission (the 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. She serves as the Training Director for the Mountains and Rivers Order and Abbot of the Zen Center of NYC-Fire Lotus Temple . Hojin Sensei began her artistic career early and has taught drawing, ceramics, and painting, opening people up to the wonders and mysteries of the creative process and continues to offer Art Practices as part of her teaching. She has been in full-time residential training at the Monastery since 1990 and now shares her time at the Brooklyn temple.
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.
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