• Maximum $150.00 – The retreat cost is $75. If you're unable to pay this amount, please offer what you can.

Location: Zen Center of New York City

Address: 500 State Street Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 875-8229


One Dharma: Perfection and Imperfection

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

April 4, 2020

What is perfection? What is imperfection? Sometimes in Buddhism we speak of our imperfections and delusions, yet will also say that delusion and enlightenment are one. How can this be? How do you understand your imperfections, your mistakes, your delusion? How do you understand your wholeness, your original completeness?

In the morning we will focus on our imperfections, using zazen to explore what imperfection is to you, in the specifics of your life. In the afternoon, we will take up our perfection, examining what that means in the context of your life.

There will be time set aside after each session for a mondo to offer and share what we have seen and discovered: the questions that have arisen, and the insights and discoveries that have come out of our zazen.

We strive to keep our retreat prices low and offer these programs on a sliding scale. It’s important that the dharma is available to everyone. Thank you for your continued support.

No deposit is necessary to register. You can pay the full balance at the door by cash, check or credit card.


Ron Hogen Green, Sensei
Hogen Sensei has been engaged in formal Zen practice since 1978, and was in residential training at the Monastery for twelve years before returning to lay life in 2007. He shares his time between the Zen Center of NYC and rural Pennsylvania, where he lives with his family. Hogen received dharma transmission from Shugen Roshi in 2016.
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