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Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself

Offsite programs

Brooklyn Sangha Daylong Retreat
Charmaine Henderson, Joshua Bee Alafia
This event is offsite; see registration info below.

March 2, 2014
at the Brooklyn Zen Center, 505 Carroll St. Suite 2A
10:00 am - 05:00 pm

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 teacher. 

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.

Cost: $25.00 check

Stephanie Golden
209 Lincoln Place, Apt 8B                                    
Brooklyn, NY  11217
Please include your email and/or your telephone number along with your check.

In addition there will be an opportunity to offer dana to our teachers.

You can bring lunch and eat in the center, or go out for lunch.  Tea and snacks will be served after the retreat ends.
Friends and family are welcome.


The cost of the retreat is $25.00.  If you would like to donate more than that it would be greatly appreciated.  If the retreat cost is too steep, please speak to Stephanie ( ).  No one will be turned away.


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charmaine henderson

Charmaine Henderson Charmaine Henderson has taught insight meditation since 2000. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program and participates in other teacher training and study programs. She teaches insight meditation retreats as well as courses on integrating the Dhamma into daily life.  In addition to teaching through New York Insight and other organizations she offers meditation sessions in the state court where she works. Charmaine has served on the board of directors of NYI (from 2009 through 2011) and of Diamond Metta, a group of LGBTQ practitioners in NYC (from 1999 to 2006).

joshua bee alafia

Joshua Bee Alafia 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.

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