A retreat day is a time for inner reflection that can foster a greater openness and clarity of mind and heart. It will be a day primarily of noble silence with sharing as a community at the end of the retreat. This day will include sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, discussion and the opportunity for an individual meeting with a
Plan to offer yourself the gift of deepening practice with the guidance and support of teachers Charmaine Henderson and Joshua Bee Alafia in the company of like-minded “spiritual friends,” known and unknown. Taking time out in this way from our very full lives nurtures our capacity for and expression of wisdom and compassion in our lives.
March 2 :: 10 am – 5 pm Registration fee $25 :: visit website for payment instructions
Offsite - Brooklyn Zen Center, 505 Carroll St. Suite 2A
Joshua Bee Alafia graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 1995 with a BA in Theatre Arts/Film. He currently is a filmmaker and has worked as a teaching artist teaching film, capoeira, tai chi and mindfulness practice. He is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He leads the Brooklyn NYI POC and Allies Meditation group every 2nd and 4th Monday at the Brooklyn Commons.
Charmaine Henderson has taught insight meditation since 2000. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. She teaches insight meditation retreats and courses on integrating the Dhamma into daily life. She has served on the board of directors of NYI and Diamond Metta, a group of LGBTQ practitioners in NYC.