Priest Ordination Ceremony

There will be two priest ordination ceremonies in the Buddha Hall at Arnold Park in October. You are invited to attend in-person or on Zoom. On Saturday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m., Roshi will conduct the Ceremony of Becoming a Zen Priest for Dené Redding and Scott Redding. On Sunday, October 23, at 3 p.m.,…

Annual 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, July 16. Come and enjoy Sangha, great food, games, and 125 acres of woods, ponds, foxes, turtles, and much more. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with members –…

Summer Youth Camp

The Zen Center is excited to announce that this summer we will be hosting a weekend summer camp to engage youth in interactive learning experiences that inform – and create a safe space for thinking about – race, racism, and anti-racism within the context of Buddhist teaching. The camp will be held at Chapin Mill…

“White Right: Meeting the Enemy” Uprooting Racism Film Discussion

What leads white people to perpetuate extreme, white nationalist violence? This is the question acclaimed filmmaker, director, and activist Deeyah Khan investigates in her Emmy-winning, BAFTA-nominated documentary White Right: Meeting the Enemy (2017).  Deeyah Khan sits face-to-face with fascists, racists and the proponents of the ‘alt-right’ ideologies […] As she tries to get beyond the scare…

Current COVID-19 Precautions

For sittings, given Monroe County’s current infection rate, the Center’s COVID-19 task force recommends that we continue wearing masks while in motion (arriving, departing, and during kinhin), but zazen on our mats can be mask-free if you want. However, you are free to wear a mask at any time. We’ll be masked for chanting, including…

Email: December 18

Omicron on the Horizon The COVID-19 Task Force met yesterday afternoon, and it was decided that – with the certain arrival of the new Omicron variant and the uncertainty of how it will play out – we can’t guarantee at this point that the Rohatsu hybrid sesshin (January 8 -15, 2022) will go ahead as…