BIAPoC Book Group (for those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian or Person of Color): To be added to our email list for updates, please message firstname.lastname@example.org
1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Reading the Maha Parinibbana Sutta—Sangha Practice Group
Gather round to read, recite, and listen to the Maha Parinibbana Sutta and other core Spring Ango texts with sangha online. Starting 3/21, we begin with Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translation Maha-Parinibbana Sutta: The Great Discourse on the Total Unbinding. You can Register here for a Zoom link or contact email@example.com
Thursday, every second week, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
MRO Women for Conversation & Connection
Join Senior students Chikei Levister and Shinji Hoffman for a meeting of practitioners who identify as women every second Thursday of the month. We’re hoping this time might fit into your lunch hour. Bring your snack, sandwich, tea or coffee, crunchy apple or just yourself! Let’s get together and share around practice, our spiritual lives, and being women in the MRO. Register here to receive a zoom link.
First Sunday of the month, 3:00 p.m.
People of African Descent (PAD) Sangha Gathering & Book Study:
Currently we are reading “Grieving While Black: an Anti-Racist Take on Oppression and Sorrow” by Breeshia Wade. Discussions are led by one of us on a rotating basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would for more information or to sign up. The schedule of meetings and the corresponding readings are:
Third Sunday of the month, 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 its many biases and blind spots. You are welcome to join the open ZCNYC What is Whiteness group, meeting the 3rd Sunday of every month, 1-2:30pm. Newcomers are welcome. Please contact Yunen to get connected.
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 6:45–7:45 p.m. and Sundays 9:45–10:35 a.m. (except during sesshin)
Hogen Sensei: Sundays & 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