New Year’s Eve

If you’d like to start the new year fueled by zazen rather than by intoxicants or TV, come join with others in the Sangha for our annual celebration. We’ll welcome in the New Year on Sunday evening with sitting and ceremonies, starting at 8 pm and winding up a little past midnight. For the many…

Email: November 28

Sign Language Interpreter for Workshop Thanks to two volunteers from the Rochester Institute of Technology, our Introductory Workshop this Saturday, December 1, will be signed. If you know someone from the deaf community who might like to attend, let him or her know! Arnold Park Temple Cleaning: New Date Because of how the calendar works…

Email: November 23

Tonight Is Temple Night Beginning around 7:00 this evening (Friday, November 23), you’re invited to join in our twice-a-year informal sitting in the Buddha Hall (right behind 5 Arnold Park). You are free to sit anywhere (moving your mat as you wish) and to make prostrations and offer incense at any of the altars, as…

Temple Night & Jukai

Temple Night – Friday, November 23 During Temple Night, we transform the Buddha Hall into a space for free-form devotions and sitting meditation, buoyed by exquisitely appointed altars bathed in soft light. Beginning around 7:00 pm, you’re invited to join in our twice-a-year informal sitting in the Buddha Hall (right behind 5 Arnold Park). All are welcome,…

Email: November 17

Ceremony of Gratitude Tomorrow Morning, Sunday, November 17 Our Ceremony of Gratitude this year takes place during the regular Sunday sitting (tomorrow morning, starting at 8:30 am). When you come into the Link, note pads and pencils will be out, and you can write a sentence or two about anything you want to give thanks…

Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients 3 pounds white or sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean ¼ cup olive oil, more or less 2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground rosemary (optional) ¼ tsp black pepper Instructions Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Chop scrubbed potatoes into 1”x1” cubes, approximately; it’s better to chop them too large than too small. Put chopped potatoes…

Sautéed Green Beans

Ingredients 1 – 2 Tbs olive oil for cooking ½ tsp salt 1 tsp basil 1 lb. frozen cut green beans, thawed Instructions To thaw green beans, boil a kettle full of water, cover frozen green beans with boiling water, soak a moment, then drain. Repeat, if necessary, to thaw thoroughly. Sauté thawed green beans…