Independent Meditation Center Guide

"For it is only through meditation that you can undertake the journey to discover your true nature,"
Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

Fire Lotus Temple - Zen Center of New York City
500 State Street
Brooklyn,  New York   11217
(For best directions, please ask the center.)
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Phone 718 875-8229
Center's Description
The Zen Center of New York City, also known as Fire Lotus Temple, the city branch of Zen Mountain Monastery, is a Zen training center for lay students and male and female monastics. Fire Lotus is dedicated to providing support for lay practitioners in the New York City area through six days of weekly sitting meditations, monthly meditation intensives led by ZCNYC Spiritual Director Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei or by senior monastics and lay students, and one-day workshops in related practices.

Location: Located near the Brooklyn Academy of Music at 500 State Street in Brooklyn, the Fire Lotus Temple is within three blocks of most subway lines and very easily accessible.

Fire Lotus Temple can provide an excellent introduction to the practice and principles of Zen Buddhism, and serve as a supportive environment in which to develop one's zazen practice. The activities at the temple are particularly suited to the daily challenges of lay practitioners living in the city, offering a quiet setting in which to study one's life. The temple is open to anyone genuinely interested in exploring and practicing Zen Buddhism those new to Zen or meditation practice, as well as more experienced practitioners.
Averages of independent reviewers (2)
Spiritual 5.00   Material 5.00   Recommend 5.00
(1 = Weak ... 5 = Excellent)
Independent Comments
11/28/2005  Reviewed By: John Woodland
I attended a weekend retreat. It was a serious, well run program with strong support from sanga members. My practice certainly benefitted and I will return.

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