No cost for this retreat, but donations gratefully accepted! – $0.00 - $25.00

Date & Time Details: February 4, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Location: ZCNYC

Address: 500 State Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Contact: Fire Lotus Temple
(718) 875-8229


Service to the Temple: A Half Day of Zazen & Volunteering

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Patrick Yunen Kelly

February 4, 2023

Working together is part of our life and part of our practice. It allows us to honor and care for the sacred space that Fire Lotus Temple provides in our city. Please join with community for this morning beginning with zazen practice and then moving into work together. There is work available for all skills and abilities. We will conclude with snack, tea and some chat time outside at noon.

Morning Schedule:
9:00 to 9:50   Morning zazen
10:00 to 12 noon   Work service & Work practice
12 noon to 1:00   Sidewalk fruit, tea & snacks

We are asking that all visitors to the Temple be fully vaccinated and wear a snugly fitting mask while in the building.


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.
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Patrick Yunen Kelly
Patrick Yunen Kelly is a senior lay student in the Mountains & Rivers Order. He began formal Zen training in 1994.      
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