Sundays, bimonthly, 1–2 p.m. & 2:00–3:30 p.m.
People of African Descent (PAD) Sangha Group & Book Study
The PAD Sangha Practice Group will meet monthly on Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. to provide a supportive environment for African-American and other African-descended dharma practitioners.
The PAD Book Group will meet bimonthly from 2:00–3:30 p.m. (right after the Sangha Group) to study My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem. Register here for either meeting. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, monthly, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
“What is Whiteness?” Sangha Affinity Group
This group is for those who identify as white and is part of an ongoing monthly inquiry—based in Dharma practice—into Whiteness and it’s many biases and blind spots. You are welcome to join the open ZCNYC What is Whiteness group, meeting every 3rd Sunday, 1-2:30pm. Newcomers are welcome. Please contact Dojaku or Yunen to get connected.
Sundays, monthly, 1:30–3:00 p.m.
LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Meeting
A support and discussion group for anyone who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community. We meet on Sunday’s after Sesshin from 1:30–3:00. We look forward to seeing you there! Click here to register and receive a Zoom link for the meeting. You can also contact the group coordinators via LGBTQ@dharma.net.
Shugen Roshi, Hojin Sensei, and Hogen Sensei are each meeting with formal MRO Students over Zoom for face-to-face teaching. Students should already have signup instructions but if you would like assistance with this, please contact the registrar at email@example.com; 845-688-2228.
Shugen Roshi: Wednesdays 7:45–8:45 p.m. (except during sesshin)
Hojin Sensei: Wednesdays 7:45–8:45 p.m. and Sundays 9:45–10:35 a.m. (except during sesshin)
Hogen Sensei: Saturdays & Mondays 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
One-to-one Meetings with Seniors
During these unusual and stressful times you may find it helpful to speak with a lay practitioner about tending to your practice or taking care of the challenges that life is presenting these days. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested and someone will get back to you. This opportunity is open to anyone who identifies as a sangha member, regardless of any formal affiliation. The following senior lay students are available for one-on-one phone or video calls. Feel free to mention by name the person you’d like to speak with, if you have a preference.
Chris Yudo Abraham, Michelle Seigei Spark, Katie Yosha Scott-Childress, Maureen Jisho Ford, Patrick Yunen Kelly, Prabu Gikon Vasan, Michael Chizen Brown