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. As we prepare to move several of our practice offerings from Zoom into a physical space in Brattleboro at the beginning of 2022, we are purchasing cushions and altar supplies right now. During this season of giving we welcome donations to help us cover these current expenses as well as our modest operating costs for the next year. A little goes a long way, a recurring donation goes even further.