Email: April 28

Chapin Mill Workday This Saturday Join us for our first workday of the season (Saturday, May 1)! We’ll begin work at 9 am and end with a BYO lunch at 1 pm. Everyone is welcome to stick around after and enjoy the property. If you plan on attending, please RSVP (by getting your “free ticket”)…

Anti-Racism Statement

At the Rochester Zen Center, we recognize racism as one of the most insidious sources of dukkha (suffering) and join other Centers across the United States in bearing witness to social injustice. Here in Rochester, our local community has experienced multiple instances of egregious police brutality against Black adults and children. During police responses to…

Email: April 10

Sangha Meeting Today, Saturday, April 10 A reminder that we have a Sangha meeting, over Zoom, at 1:30 today. The one agenda item: re-opening the Center. Roshi Away The sudden death of one of Roshi’s in-laws will take his wife Angela and him out of state for 3 days. They’ll leave tomorrow (Sunday) and return…

Email: March 11

Blue Sky Ahead With vaccination efforts picking up speed, Zen Center planning teams are looking more closely at when it will be safe for fully-vaccinated members to join Arnold Park and Chapin Mill residents for daily sittings, and when our next sesshin might be (possibly an online/in-zendo hybrid). With the COVID-19 variants still lurking about,…

New Year’s Eve 2020

This year, in the midst of the pandemic,  we’re grateful we can come together with Sangha to welcome the New Year. We’ll begin (via Zoom) with zazen at 8 pm and follow a modified schedule that will take us to midnight. Whether you plan to sit with us all night or just for one or…

Anti-Racist Term Intensive Possibilities

Given the recent interest in anti-racist practice within the Sangha and beyond, Seeing Through Racism would like to offer the suggestion of incorporating anti-racist practices into the upcoming Term Intensive. Anti-racist practices can be a way to cultivate racial awareness burning, engage in self-reflection and tailor anti-racist practice to one’s daily life. Commitments made by…

Email: September 25

Tri-state Weekend Intensive In recent years Roshi has gone to Cleveland to conduct an annual Weekend Intensive at the house of the Cleveland Zazen Group, joined by a contingent from the Louisville Zen Center. The same sesshin-lite event will take place this weekend via Zoom, but to keep things simple for those managing the WI,…

Sangha Get-together

Weather permitting, we’re all  invited to get together outdoors in the back yard of 7 Arnold Park at 1 pm on Saturday. Here’s the original emailed invitation with details: In Lieu of Our Annual Picnic… Like so many events on the Center’s 2020 calendar, our late-summer annual picnic has been cancelled this year. But what’s…

Online Zazen

For those unable to come in person to the Center, we’re continuing to broadcast the audio stream of our scheduled sittings from the Arnold Park zendo. We also hold Zoom  sittings online for members and friends every Monday through Saturday morning from 7:00 to 8:00, Sunday mornings from 8:30 to 10:30, and  Monday through Friday in…