Email: December 13

Finding Your Seat, Saturday, December 15 The last installment of Finding Your Seat this year will be on Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to noon. All are welcome, especially beginners who want to continue getting traction with their practice. It’s a very informal, friendly, and practical session where beginners can ask a wide range of questions…

Email: November 28

Sign Language Interpreter for Workshop Thanks to two volunteers from the Rochester Institute of Technology, our Introductory Workshop this Saturday, December 1, will be signed. If you know someone from the deaf community who might like to attend, let him or her know! Arnold Park Temple Cleaning: New Date Because of how the calendar works…

Email: November 23

Tonight Is Temple Night Beginning around 7:00 this evening (Friday, November 23), you’re invited to join in our twice-a-year informal sitting in the Buddha Hall (right behind 5 Arnold Park). You are free to sit anywhere (moving your mat as you wish) and to make prostrations and offer incense at any of the altars, as…

Email: November 17

Ceremony of Gratitude Tomorrow Morning, Sunday, November 17 Our Ceremony of Gratitude this year takes place during the regular Sunday sitting (tomorrow morning, starting at 8:30 am). When you come into the Link, note pads and pencils will be out, and you can write a sentence or two about anything you want to give thanks…

Email: November 14

From Roshi on This Season of Ceremonies Tomorrow (Thursday, November 15) ushers in the late-fall run of ceremonies at the Center. Each of them offers a way to have our root Zen practice enriched by the “leaves and branches” that are the more religious features of traditional Zen practice. Devotions transmit the Dharma by non-verbal…

Email: November 3

Ceremony of Aid, Thursday, November 15 We hold this ceremony each year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, as a way of sending spiritual and material aid to those suffering from hunger throughout the world. During the ceremony, there will be an opportunity to make a monetary donation to Oxfam, and the Center will match our…

Email: October 26

Finding Your Seat, Saturday, October 27 It can be a challenge to keep the practice going every day. This is one of the many reasons we have Finding Your Seat, which is offered on most Saturdays. It starts at 11:00 a.m. with a question-and-answer period, 20 minutes of zazen, and another Q&A. At noon, participants…

Email: October 12

Audrey’s Funeral In planning for the funeral of Audrey Fernandez at 11 a.m. this Sunday, October 14, we need to make our best guess as to how many to expect, which is hard to know since the funeral is open to the public. We will be putting many chairs in the Buddha Hall, but since…

Email: October 9

Bodhidharma Day (Tuesday, October 9) A reminder that we have our ceremony tonight honoring the legendary founder of the Zen school. Sensei Amala Wrightson will be leading the ceremony. Everyone is welcome; you don’t have to be a member to attend! Term Intensive (Thursday, October 11 – Thursday, November 1) If you do come to…

Email: September 29

Roshi Away Roshi will use next week’s sesshin (September 29 – October 6), led by Amala-sensei, to visit family – sisters, in-laws, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, et al. – with his wife Angela in Santa Fe. Therefore, there’s no dokusan next week. (Because of sesshin, there’s also no private instruction.) Bodhidharma Day (Tuesday, October 9) After…