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Date & Time Details: Fridays, 10:30 am-noon, Dec 1, 8, 22, 2023, Jan 5, 2024 & Feb 2, 2024

Location: ONLINE

Contact: ZMM Registrar


Winter Art Practice: Miracles (online)

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

December 1, 2023 - February 2, 2024

“Each moment is a miracle encompassing everything: the joy and sorrow, the failure and success, the disappointment and happiness, the celebration and grief.”

— Kazuaki Tanahashi

Each moment, an invitation into the heart of the world is offered through the doors of the senses. Touching the heart of things we enter intimately with our innate wisdom, love, and compassion discovering  these qualities as the basis for all life.

We each have our own undeniable, unique way of expressing our miracle of aliveness without even trying. For some, it is a visual sense that comes through in image making inspired by textures, colors and forms. Some relish turning words and language, stirred by emotions and the intensity of being. There are those who respond to movement, and those who hear and express the sounds of the world.

Yet, for some, expression may be fraught with pain and pressure. We are feeling awkward, clumsy, self-conscious and cut off from the flow of ki, (life force energy), that infuses and enlivens all living things. We may truly want to leap into the unknown, but need help with the take off.  Let’s leap into this miracle together!

Join Hojin Sensei from your home studio for an exploration into unknown territories in this potentially enriching art practice together on ZOOM. Dharma teachings and prompts will be offered by Hojin to guide us in our practice. All are welcome (even with no previous experience), working in any medium.

Your registration confirmation will include a link to the Zoom sessions. Drop-ins are welcome! No previous experience necessary.

December 1, 8, 22, 2023, January  5, 2024 & February  2, 2024

Our online programs are offered by donation so that everyone can participate, and for Ango participants this is part of your registration fee.  As always, we appreciate your support.


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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