Email: February 7

Dharma Talks: This Sunday and Next John Pulleyn will give a Dharma talk on Sunday, February 10, and Tom Kowal will follow on Sunday, February 17 with Part 2 of his Dharma talk on depression. The first installment, given last April, is on line here. Quarterly Calendar Here’s a link to the quarterly calendar for…

Email: January 30

Last call for Dokusan This Thursday evening, January 31, is your last opportunity to see Roshi before his Mexico trip. The following dokusan will be Monday, February 25. Finding Your Seat: The Return (February 2 – 23) After a 7-week hiatus due to sesshins and other activities, we’re happy to start back up with Finding…

Email: January 23

Arnold Park Snow Report After last weekend’s 15-inch snow storm, parking on Arnold Park has been daunting. Although our staff has been out every day with shovels and our snow blower, our side of the street remained unplowed. Until this afternoon, that is, when, a cavalry of men and machines arrived in response to a plea…

Email: January 18

Teisho Postponed With the snowstorm forecast for this weekend expected to run from tomorrow afternoon (Saturday, January 19) through Sunday, driving to the Center Sunday morning is likely to be difficult at best. So we’ve postponed the teisho scheduled for that morning until the following Sunday, January 27.  There will still be a morning sitting…

Email: January 15

Cleaning of the Temple, Arnold Park, January 16 Now that we’re back from sesshin, we’ll turn our attention tomorrow to all the corners and crevices of the Arnold Park buildings with our annual “Cleaning of the Temple.” We begin with a brief chanting service at 9:45 and wind up with a pizza lunch (alternatives available)…

Email: December 27

Roshi Out of Town Roshi will not be able to join in New Year’s Eve at the Center this year. He and his wife Angela have been apart on New Year’s for all but one of their 28 years together, and this year they’ve accepted an invitation to an out-of-town wedding that night. Roshi comments,…

Email: December 19

Center Break Beginning tomorrow morning, December 20, we shut down for our annual holiday week off, and we start back up Thursday, December 27, with morning sitting. Can You Help Next Week? The ZC staff is at low ebb these days, and there’s lots to do heading into all our New Year’s events (the schedule…

Email: December 15

Do You Have Kids? There’s a Youth and Family Task Force here at the Center that’s been working on finding more ways to support Zen Center families on an organized and consistent basis. If you’re a parent, you know how tough it can be to make it to the mat while doing everything it takes…

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…