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April 24, 2016 at Brooklyn Zen Center in Brooklyn.

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Please join us for a half-day introductory sit lead by senior practitioners Erica Essner and Terence Caulkins on Sunday, April 24th, from 10am to 1pm. The doors will open at 9:30am. This special sit is offered for beginners and those with beginners’ minds. Together, we will practice 30-minute meditation periods, and walking meditations. Erica and Terence will offer a short talk, and after there will be ample time for questions and responses. All are welcome.

Cost: Sustaining $40 / Base $35 / Member $20. Partial scholarships are available. You can find out more information and register here: https://brooklynzen.org/event/2016/4/24/half-day-sit-with-erica-essner-and-terence-caulkins-apr-24/

About Terence:
Terence Caulkins currently shares the role of Ino (head of the meditation hall) at Brooklyn Zen Center. He is an acoustic consultant and sound artist who has been training in yoga and meditation for 10 years. His formal meditation training began in Paris, France in a Tibetan lineage in 2006, the year in which he was also introduced to Shunryu Suzuki’s “Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind” for the first time. He moved to New York City in 2008 and sought out a place to practice Soto Zen, eventually finding his way to the Brooklyn Zen Center, where he was lay ordained by Soshin Teah Strozer in 2012.

About Erica:
Originally from New York, Mrs. Essner attended Bard College for Dance Composition and received her BA in Art & Social Change at New College in San Francisco with additional graduate studies in Dance/Performance at Mills College. Mrs. Essner was an artist-in- residence at ODC Theater (San Francisco) and has been commissioned by San Jose State University and San Francisco State University. Mrs. Essner is a recipient of the Bessie Schonberg Choreographers & Dancers Residency at The Yard, her company was commissioned by Alaska Dance Theatre and her work has been selected for Dance Theater Workshop’s Freshtracks.

Ms. Essner is a certified Pilates instructor with over 25 year experience working with all populations in both clinical, fitness and private practice settings. She currently is working as a teaching artist for Center for Arts Education NYC, and Arts Connection NYC. In 2012, Essner completed the DEL program at 92nd street Y which is based on the DOE NYC Dance Blueprint.

Address: 505 Carroll St, Ste 2A, Brooklyn
Half-Day Sit for Beginners

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