The zendo is closed; we are offering online programs on the Zoom platform.
Sun, Sep 13, 2020
Young East Bay Zen Meet Up
"YEBZ" at Berkeley Zen Center invites younger practitioners and beginners to join us in open discussion groups about Zen Buddhism, meditation, and developing a personal practice. Our aim is to cultivate “Kalyana Mitta,” spiritual friendship, to provide members with the opportunity to meet others in their age group and similar situations to support each other in bringing Zen practice more fully into our daily lives.
The group meets on in the Online Zendo on some Sundays.
For more information, check out our YEBZ page.
All-Sangha Meeting with the BZC Board
Nominations for the BZC Board
This special all-sangha meeting (in the Online Zendo) will include nominations for the BZC Board. Each year the sangha affirms three of its six members-at-large for two-year terms to the BZC Board. Board members may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. Elections take place in October and the new term starts in January 2021. This year, all three of the at-large Board members who will finish their first terms at the end of 2020 are willing to serve another term: Sue Oehser, Linda Hess, and Dean Bradley. BZC members will have the opportunity to affirm them in an online ballot process in October. (The at-large members who are in the middle of their terms are Tom Painter, Gary Artim, and Rondi Saslow. See Board of Directors for all bios.)
On that ballot, the members will also have the opportunity to affirm the three salaried positions at BZC: abbot, vice abbot, and office manager.
In the foreseeable future, BZC will have a new abbot. On behalf of the Board, the sangha is invited to affirm Hozan Alan Senauke as the new abbot. This too will be on the ballot.
If you would like to nominate someone to serve on the Board, please pass their name on to Ed Herzog, Rondi Saslow, or Carol Paul (BZC Nominations and Elections Committee members). We are always interested in potential Board members!
A great deal of care, time, and commitment has been put into the nominating process to make it as fair and unbiased as possible.
All BZC members and friends are invited to attend the sangha meeting. Please join us for this important conversation.