Email: October 31

Fall Back This Weekend Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am on Sunday morning, November 3. We get back the hour that was taken from us in the Spring. Use it well! Vote Early or Vote Tuesday Here in Rochester, local elections will be held next Tuesday, November 5, with early voting already underway. Since…

Email: October 23

No Dokusan Thursday Night, October 24 Roshi will be leaving for Madison Thursday morning to lead a 2-day sesshin at the Madison Zen Center. Dokusan resumes Monday night, October 28. All-Day Sitting and Dharma Talk John Pulleyn will give a Dharma talk this Sunday, October 27. It’s also an all-day sitting. Here’s the schedule for…

Email: October 10

All-Day Sitting Postponed This month’s all-day sitting was initially scheduled for this Sunday, October 13, but has now been pushed to the end of the month: Sunday, October 27. This Sunday’s Youth Sunday Also Postponed Because there’s no school on Monday and many families may be going away this weekend, there’s no Youth Sunday this…

Email: October 4

Arnold Park Dokusan Tomorrow, Saturday, October 5 Roshi will offer dokusan tomorrow, at 10 am. As usual for the occasional Saturday dokusan, it is intended for people who have trouble getting to the regularly scheduled dokusans during the week. Duke University Symposium – Schedule Clarification The public symposium honoring Roshi Philip Kapleau’s teachings and legacy…

Email: October 3

Bodhidharma Day (Tuesday, October 8) Next week, on Tuesday, the zendo and adjoining areas will be set up for the annual ceremony honoring Bodhidharma, the “bearded barbarian” who founded Zen in China. We’ll sit for two short rounds, and the ceremony will follow (no private instruction or group instruction that night). Beginners: Come check out…