Email: August 15

“Luncheon of the Boating Party” With the summer marching on, why not take a few hours to savor it in the pastoral setting of Chapin Mill with like-minded others? Come to the former Chapin estate this Saturday to lounge around with humans and dogs relaxing under the spreading branches of sycamores near the lovely Chapin…

Sangha Picnic

Summer is here, and the potluck picnic at Chapin Mill , our retreat center outside of Batavia, is coming soon! This year’s picnic is set for Saturday, August 17. Come and enjoy Sangha, great food, and 125 acres of woods, ponds, foxes, turtles, and much more. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with members –…

Email: September 19

Sangha Dinner, Saturday, September 22 The last Sangha dinner (July 14) was a big success, with more 17 people attending, including families and children. In other words, all are welcome and it’s a great way to connect with Sangha. If you want to help with the dinner preparations (and learn how to make homemade chutneys!)…

Email: August 14

No Dokusan This Thursday, August 16 After tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, the next dokusan will be Monday evening, August 20, and that will also be the last dokusan before the Center closes for our annual two-week summer break. Annual Picnic This Saturday It’s that time of year again! This year’s potluck picnic is set for this…

Email: August 7

Memorial Service for Cynthia Seefeld, Sunday, August 12, 11:00 am Sangha member Cynthia Seefeld passed away early Friday morning in her hometown of Milwaukee. She had entered hospice the week before at her residence, Eastcastle Place, a retirement living community. Many of us here remember her, as she spent a full sixteen years on staff….

Email: July 24

Memorial Service for Jeffrey Kurland Long-time Center member and sesshin veteran Jeffrey Kurland has died after a long battle with cancer. His wife Roberta and their daughters will be here tomorrow (Wednesday, July 25) for a service in the zendo at 2:30 pm. Old friends and other Sangha members are welcome to come. Looking for…

Email: July 12

Sangha Dinner, Saturday, July 14 Everyone is invited, this Saturday, for a vegetarian dinner in the Center’s dining room. We’ll start cooking at 5 pm and begin eating around 6:15 pm. You can come any time before 6:15 to help cook, or just to eat. After dinner, we’ll clean up the kitchen. If you plan to attend,…

Email: July 6

Roshi in Maine, July 7–14 Roshi will be away on vacation for all of next week. Dokusan will resume on Monday, July 16. Finding Your Seat Resumes, July 7-28 Trying to establish a daily practice? Have questions about posture or zendo protocol, but can’t make it here during the work week? We are here to…

September Two-Day Sesshin

Sesshins are Zen meditation retreats held in strict silence with about 10 hours a day of formal zazen.  The Center schedules two of these relatively short sesshins each year, one in September and the other in February or March.  They’re led by one of Roshi’s senior students (Eryl Kubicka for this one) and, for those…