Email: May 28

CoronaCast This Week The latest: CoronaCast from Roshi: May 28. Memorial Service for the 100,000 To mark the terrible milestone of our now having reached 100,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths, this Sunday, May 31, Roshi will read aloud the prayer at the heart of the standard Buddhist memorial service (adapted from the Tibetan Book of the…

Email: May 26

Guidelines for June 4-Day Virtual Sesshin (June 8-11) If you’re considering applying for our first online sesshin, check out the guidelines posted here, and fill out an online application. Tuesday Night Sitting at Chapin Mill on Zoom: 6:30-8:15 PM Every Tuesday, until the end of June, you can join sittings at Chapin Mill via Zoom….

Email: May 22

This Week’s CoronaCast The latest: CoronaCast from Roshi: May 21. Zoom Evening Sittings Eight participants from the 5:30 pm Zoom sittings have suggested that it would fit better for them to schedule it later – that is, after the normal dinner hour. And no one has asked that it stay at 5:30. So starting this…

Email: May 16

June “Sesshin” Our maiden virtual sesshin is scheduled for Monday morning, June 8, through Thursday evening, June 11. It will depart from our customary sesshin schedule, starting later each day (6:15 am), running until 9:00 pm, and also with longer break periods to provide time for participants to manage their households – meals, family, pets,…

Email: May 14

Death in the Sangha We just learned that Joe Metzinger, a Cleveland Sangha member, died of Covid-19 on April 2. Joe attended his first 7-day sesshin last year, and was scheduled to return for this year’s March sesshin that had to be cancelled. Our condolences to our Cleveland Zazen Group and all who knew Joe….