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…

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,…

Ceremony of Gratitude

On November 18, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Center will hold our annual Ceremony of Gratitude, beginning with zazen at 8:30 am. In some ways, Thanksgiving is the most Buddhist of national holidays – a time when we pause to contemplate all the things we are grateful for. During the ceremony, offerings will be made…

Email: September 12

No Thursday Dokusan With Roshi leaving tomorrow (Thursday, September 13) to give sesshin in Madison, the next dokusan will be next Monday, September 17. Roommate Wanted Sangha member Gretchen Targee is seeking a new tenant; one of her housemates will be living in October. Her house is located in the Neighborhood of the Arts, very…

Email: August 21

Quarterly Calendar The 3-month calendar for October through December is set, and you can download it in Adobe Acrobat format here. Or pick up a copy in the Link! Book Club Meeting The next meeting date is set: Sunday, September 23 Next book: The Dhammapada Time: 6:30 p.m. Note: Any translation of the Dhammapada is…

Email: August 17

Zendo Air Conditioning – An Announcement from Roshi Bad news for those of you who’ve enjoyed sweltering in the zendo on hot, humid summer evenings, “kicking it Old School”: we’re upgrading the air conditioning. Believe it or not, we’ve had A/C capacity in the zendo – kinda, sorta – for many years now, but it’s…

RZC Recipes Online

Thanks to the efforts of Jeanette Prince-Cherry, we now have a number of the Zen Center’s many recipes online, and we’ll continue to add more. These recipes are shared to support Sangha in their efforts to eat a more compassionate diet. Check out the recipes collection here.

2019 Chapin Mill Work Retreat

Each year in June or July we hold our annual work retreat in honor of Ralph Chapin. Our objective is to work together with Sangha friends on upkeep of the buildings and grounds – and at the same time intensify our meditation practice and enjoy the beauty of Chapin Mill. We sit a bit more than…

Sangha Picnic

It’s that time of year again! Every August, the Zen Center hosts a potluck picnic at Chapin Mill, our retreat center outside of Batavia, NY. This year’s picnic is set for Saturday, August 18. Come and enjoy Sangha, great food, and 125 acres of woods, ponds, foxes, turtles, and much more. It’s a wonderful opportunity to…