About the Brattleboro Zen Center
The Brattleboro Zen Center was founded in early 2021, during the covid-19 pandemic. It was started with the intention of creating a zen practice community in Southeastern Vermont, offering sanctuary to anyone looking for connection, spiritual companionship, guidance, and structure on the path of awakening. The primary practice that we engage in together is zen meditation, known as zazen (sitting zen) in Japanese. In the tradition of Soto Zen, meditation is a communal activity and awakening is a collective matter. We wake up together, not alone. We aspire for our practice of zen to help heal and change the world, and for our own awakening and healing to occur through our relationships to the world and all its inhabitants.
We welcome everyone to this community of practice, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.
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Donations to Brattleboro Zen Center
Brattleboro Zen Center is funded solely by donations. Our current operating expenses are small, which means even a little will go a long way. As we aspire to practice together in person when it is safe to do so, an initial investment in zafus, zabutons, and altar supplies will become necessary, hopefully soon.