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DepreshZen

DepreshZen is a support and advocacy group for Sangha members with depression and anxiety disorders. Our next meeting is Monday, December 5, at 5-6 pm (Eastern) on Zoom. We are experimenting with having meetings during the week for those who can’t make it on Saturday afternoons. We will try to have a meeting every two…

Email: 12-02-2022

Teisho and Coming-to-the-Path Talk This Sunday’s teisho (December 4) will be given by Donna-sensei. Next week, Sunday, December 11, Jonathan Hager will give a Coming-to-the-Path Talk. Memorial for Victims of Club Q Shooting in Colorado Springs On Saturday, December 3, at noon, Bachelor Forum, the oldest gay-owned-and-operated club in Rochester, will host a community memorial…

Parent Practice Group

Calling all those involved in parenting, including grandparents and chosen aunties and uncles! Once a month join Sangha member Susan Rakow on Zoom from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. (Eastern), for a light-hearted, expert-led, educational, and supportive Parent Practice group. Click here to sign up.

Buddha’s Enlightenment Ceremony

On Thursday evening, December 8,  we’ll hold the annual ceremony that commemorates the Buddha’s Great Enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree, complete with sutra reading, chanting, and warm milk-rice in the candle-lit dining room.  Sitting begins at 7 pm, and the ceremony will follow at 8:00. You’re invited to join us in the zendo at Arnold…

Introduction to Zen: Meditation Workshop

Workshops at the Center: A Practical Introduction to Zen Throughout the year the Rochester Zen Center offers both in-person and online introductory meditation workshops taught either by Sensei John Pulleyn (pronounced “puh-leen“) or Sensei Donna Kowal, along with senior students. Because getting started in Zen practice isn’t as simple as attending a new church on…

Email 11-23-2022

A Thanksgiving Podcast From Roshi: Thanksgiving Advice And here’s a link to the schedule for Thanksgiving and Jukai. Thanksgiving Dinner at the Center Tomorrow It’s never too late to sign up for Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow! You can send a text to Luka Häkkilä, host extraordinaire. Also, let them know what vegetarian dish you plan to…