Peaceful Dwelling Zazenkai
with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei
September 10, 2022
We are happy to bring back Zazenkai, a full day of intensive practice consisting of silent sitting (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), a formal meal in the zendo (oryoki), face-to-face teaching (daisan), liturgy and Dharma words. Come join us to take the backward step, alone, together!
*If this will be your first zazenkai or sesshin, please call the Temple office at (718) 875-8229 for a brief interview. Due to the intensive nature of this retreat, we ask that all participants complete a beginning instruction session with the MRO and establish a regular zazen practice prior to registration.
*Also, because of the ongoing covid situation, we are asking that all participants be fully vaccinated and fulfill one of the following safety precautions: 1) present two negative rapid COVID tests (antigen tests), the first taken 48 hours before the start of the retreat, and the second taken immediately before joining the retreat; or 2) wear a mask for the duration of the retreat while in the Temple building. We will not provide COVID tests or masks at the temple, so please provide your own.
Program price for this retreat is $75, please pay what you can. It’s important that the dharma is available to everyone. Thank you for your continued support.
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