Ways to Engage (off the cushion) at RZC
- Vegetarian potluck dinner: Saturday, October 26th at 6pm. Come early, if you like, for informal zazen and be ready for the dinner bell to ring promptly at 6 pm. Contact Kathy Collina (email@example.com) to RSVP, ask questions or to coordinate a dish.
- Old Age Sickness and Death: The Buddha’s Journey – an open and ongoing group meeting for support and discussion. This group gathers to provide support and discuss these issues from a Buddhist perspective. The group will meets periodically and upon member request, typically following Sunday zazen and brunch. All are welcomed and encouraged to join. Contact Wayman Kubicka (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about the next meeting.
- Serving Meals to the Hungry – Andy McClain leads a group of 10-15 volunteers at the Asbury Caring and Dining Center. We help prepare and plate meals, as well as give full table service to anywhere from 60-120 guests. The remaining dates of our rotation for the upcoming year are Sunday’s 9/8 and 11/10, where the shifts begin at 11:30 AM and run to around 1:45. Many of us meet here at the Zen Center after Sunday’s brunch at 11:15 to walk down to the church. If you are interested in volunteering and/or want more information, contact Andy (email@example.com).
- “Seeing Through Racism” group - meets with the intention of removing our separation from others. With racism being one of the most insidious sources of dukkha in our culture, we strive to gain personal insight into it. We seek to abandon it on an individual level, to dismantle it on an institutional level, and to uproot it in our sangha. Discussions, chanting, videos and other activities. Questions? Contact Gerry Dartt, 585-406-4531 or Jim Thompson, 585-703-7739.
Contact KathyCollina@yahoo.com to ask questions or get further details on any event
Recorded talks from the Shūdō Brian Schroeder Lecture Series
January 20, 2013 – Original and Acquired Enlightenment
March 10, 2013 – Emptiness and Mind
Recorded talks from the Anthony Cerulli Lecture Series
February 19, 2012 - The Search for the Historical Buddha
March 11, 2012 - The Buddha on Life and How to Live It