Brooklyn Zen Center: Reading and Q&A, The Face

  • Brooklyn Zen Center 505 Caroll St, Ste 2A Brooklyn, NY USA

Join the Brooklyn Zen Center for its Saturday morning program with a reading, Q&A and book signing with Ruth Ozeki, Zen Buddhist priest and author of The Face: A Time Code.

Zen Buddhist priest and beloved author of A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki will give a reading from her most recent book, The Face: A Time Code, a short memoir that recounts, in moment-to-moment detail, a profound encounter with memory and the mirror. Ozeki challenges herself to spend three hours gazing into her own reflection, recording her thoughts, and noticing every possible detail. Those solitary hours open up a lifetime’s worth of meditations on race, aging, family, death, the body, self-doubt, and, finally, acceptance. The reading will be followed by a Q&A session, book signing, and meet-and-greet. Books may be purchased for the author to sign. Community lunch will follow.

Brooklyn Zen Center is a Soto Zen community in the tradition of San Francisco Zen Center’s founder, Shunryu Suzuki. The community’s founding students came from both San Francisco Zen Center and Austin Zen Center, where they studied with dharma teachers from both centers. The mission of Brooklyn Zen Center is to cultivate an open community based on the Buddha’s teachings of love and interconnectedness. 

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