Email: June 20

Chapin Mill Work Retreat: Next Tuesday Evening through Lunch on Saturday Here’s a link to the schedule for the work retreat, including additional information such as private instruction (daisan) and dokusan evenings: https://www.rzc.org/news/chapin-mill-work-retreat/. Roshi will give dokusan at Arnold Park on Monday evening, June 24, and then, on Tuesday, we’ll move our operations to Chapin…

Email: June 8

Chapin Mill Work Retreat: June 25 – June 29 Our annual four days of work, zazen, and country living begins with sitting on Tuesday evening and wraps up with lunch on Saturday. All members, trial members, friends, and families, including children, are welcome! Let us know what times you’d like to be there, so we…

Email: May 30

Redlining Talk This Saturday The Center’s Seeing-Through-Racism group sends a reminder that Shane Wiegand’s powerful talk on redlining (the refusal of loans or insurance to people living in an area deemed to be a poor financial risk) and segregation in the Rochester area, will take place at 2:00 pm in the Community Room on Saturday,…

Email: May 23

Temple Night on Friday Our annual celebration of the Buddha’s birth kicks off tomorrow evening (Friday, May 25) with Temple Night and Jukai (taking the precepts). We have only two Jukai ceremonies a year, and although this spring one – the climax of Temple Night – is somewhat informal, it offers an opportunity to reinforce…

Email: May 16

Sudama’s Story At this Sunday’s morning sitting, May 19, Sudama Ngo will give a Coming-to-the-Path talk. Sudama is one of our priests, and has been on staff for some 11 years. At the end of this month she will move back to southern California to be with her family – sisters, sons, and grandchildren. Come…

Email: May 7

Roshi in Cleveland Roshi will leave on Thursday to lead a 2-day meditation intensive with the Cleveland sitting group.  There won’t be dokusan Thursday evening. Dharma Talk on Sunday This Sunday, May 12, Eryl Kubicka will give a Dharma talk. Get Your Quarterly Calendar Here… Here’s a link to the summer calendar (July through September):…

Email: April 30

New Head of Zendo After serving on staff for almost 15 years as our Head of Zendo (by far the longest stretch ever for an HOZ), John Pulleyn, while remaining on staff, has handed over his job title to Trueman Taylor. The Head of Zendo holds primary responsibility (under Roshi) for all matters related to…

Email: April 19

Ken Kraft Memorial Service On Saturday, May 4, at 3:30 pm, there will be a memorial service for Kenneth Kraft, who died last fall. Ken was a member of the Center for almost 50 years, and proved to be a valuable resource to us as a Zen Bow contributor, a member of the Center’s Board of Trustees,…

Email: April 12

Sangha Entertainment Tomorrow, Saturday, April 13 Just a reminder: the lineup of acts is set, and we’ll get underway at 6 p.m. in the Buddha Hall. As important as performers are, there’s nothing like a good audience! Teisho Postponed The teisho scheduled for this Sunday, April 14, is postponed until the following Sunday, April 21,…

Email: April 9

Sangha Entertainment – This Weekend Only! After a one-year absence, Sangha Entertainment Night returns to the Buddha Hall, Saturday, April 13, starting at 6 p.m. This is a purely make-our-own-fun event, so if you would like to entertain (a skit? a song? an unholy combination of both?), e-mail Trueman (cpt0628@gmail.com) with the details of your…