Vegetarian potluck dinner, “Tastes of India”
Saturday, March 16th. Come early for informal zazen and be ready for the dinner bell to ring promptly at 6pm. Contact Devin Wiesner (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP, ask questions or to coordinate a dish.
Save the date for SanghaPalooza 2013
Last year’s SanghaPalooza was such a blast that we’re bringing it back this summer! The 2nd Annual SanghaPalooza will commence Friday evening, August 2 and conclude Sunday August 4. The weekend will be filled with a wide variety of fun and interesting events and activities, including yoga and tai chi classes, a screening and discussion of the documentary The Lost Bird Project, an Indian cooking class, a presentation on music appreciation and Beethoven, a guided nature walk through Chapin Mill, a lecture on Zen practice and sleep, an authentic “magic lantern” show (entertainment from circa 1890!), outdoor games and activities, board games, card games, and whatever-you-wanna-bring games. It will be a kid- and dog-friendly weekend with scheduled activities for children—and dogs can figure out their own fun. A complete schedule and registration instructions will be sent out in early April. In the meantime, save the date and plan on heading out to the beautiful Chapin Mill Retreat Center for a weekend of Sangha engagement!
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 regularly every 2-3 weeks, typically following Sunday zazen and brunch. All are welcomed and encouraged to join. Contact Wayman Kubicka (email@example.com) 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 dates of our rotation for the upcoming year are Sunday’s April 21, June 23, September 8, and November 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
“Seeing Through Racism” group
This 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 Jerry Dartt, (585) 406-4531 or Jim Thompson, (585) 703-7739.
Contact KathyCollina@yahoo.com to ask questions or get further details on any event.
January 20, 2013 – Original and Acquired Enlightenment
March 10, 2013 – Emptiness and Mind
February 19, 2012 - The Search for the Historical Buddha
March 11, 2012 - The Buddha on Life and How to Live It