Buddha’s Birthday Weekend

Please join us the weekend of May 24 – May 26 for a celebration of the Buddha’s birthday. Friday, May 24: Temple Night/Jukai 6:15 p.m. Children’s Jukai (in the Buddha Hall) Refreshments for children immediately after the ceremony (in the dining room) 7:00 p.m. Temple Night concluding around 9:10 with Jukai (Taking-the-Precepts) An unstructured time…

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.

Sangha Dinner

We aim for a Sangha Dinner every three months and the next is planned for July 13. We’ll start cooking at 4:30 pm and begin eating around 5:45 pm. Participants may arrive any time before 5:45 pm to help cook or just to eat. After dinner we’ll clean up the kitchen. If you plan on attending, please email Devin Wiesner…

Finding Your Seat

Although Zen practice is simple and direct, it’s not easy, and getting the habit of daily sitting established can be difficult. Between Introductory Workshops, the Center offers a series of Saturday sessions that aim to help with that. Anyone who’s attended a Workshop, whether you’ve become a member yet or not, is welcome. Sessions are…

All-day Sitting

Here are details for the next scheduled all-day sitting: All-day Sitting Sunday, April 21 Daily sittings at the Center are great, but each all-day sitting is a chance to wade further into the waters of zazen. You’ll get a break from stress, a taste of a sesshin day, and maybe even a new perspective on…