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Brooklyn Zen Center continued from page 45 Strozer, like Snyder and the rest of the BZC team, can envision other payoffs, especially for underserved individuals. “I get ideas,” she smiles, and tells me about one. “I’m a foster mom and also taught high school. I love teenagers—they’re capable of much more than we give them credit for. You can go deep with them.” In the proposed monastery land, she says, “there are very run-down cabins. I want to put together teams of teenagers with some carpenters. Teenagers have all this energy and don’t know what to do with it. They’re all over the map. I want to tell them, ‘Okay, you have two weeks. These are your tools, this is your mentor. Your job is to learn to design and build a cabin.’ They’ll learn teamwork, and while they’re doing it, we can talk about mindfulness or emotions.” (Her vision for keeping the monastery running is notably progressive, too: “Off the grid. Solar, water, everything,” she says.) There are similar ideas for back in Brooklyn. Noting the San Francisco Zen Center’s “foodie lineage”— Edward Espe Brown’s famed Tassajara Bread Book, Greens restaurant, the organic gardens at Green Gulch—Snyder hopes to work hand in hand with local restaurateurs to place young people into food-service training opportunities that lead to good, rewarding jobs in the field. Are any of these young people, or any- one who benefits from BZC’s program- ming for that matter, likely to become Zen Buddhists? “It happens,” Snyder says, “but it’s not a huge percentage. They may not love medi- tation, but they love it here. The feedback that we constantly get is that it’s one of the only places in life they feel safe.” That’s the main thing. “I’m not con- cerned with proving Buddhism,” Snyder offers. “I just want it to be practiced in such a way that a kid on a skateboard in a Brooklyn park who feels alone can hear it.” After all, he says, “the bodhisattva’s vow is to save all beings. I can’t imagine anything more revolutionary.” ♦ Serenity ridge retreat Center Ligmincha internationaL headquarters in ruraL neLson county, Virginia TENZIN WANGYAL RINPOCHE, founding director of Ligmincha Institute, is renowned for his ability to convey the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Bön Buddhism in a highly relevant way to Western students. He is the author of numerous books, including Awakening the Luminous Mind. www.serenityridge.ligmincha.org www.ligmincha.org Subscribe to our free e-newsletter at VoiceOfClearLight.org Dec. 27, 2014–Jan. 1, 2015 The Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung, Part 1: Ngöndro with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche Join us for this frst retreat in a special a fve-part series of Tibetan Bön Buddhist dzogchen teachings, to be held over the next fve winters. The Ngöndro (preliminary practices) is a complete set of practices in itself, ofering instructions for taming, purifying and perfecting oneself. Part 1: Ngöndro is a prerequisite for Parts 2–5. Jan. 2–18, 2015 Ngöndro/Personal Practice Retreat with Geshe Tenzin Yangton Continue your practice of the Ngondro, guided by Geshe Yangton, or come for a personal practice retreat. Options include Jan. 2–4, 2–11 or 2–18. FREE LIVE WEBCAST with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche Dec. 28, 3–4:30 p.m. (Eastern/NY time ) Check our website for future dates. photo by Janine Guldener SHAMBHALA SUN jANUAry 2015 72