Email: September 25

Tri-state Weekend Intensive In recent years Roshi has gone to Cleveland to conduct an annual Weekend Intensive at the house of the Cleveland Zazen Group, joined by a contingent from the Louisville Zen Center. The same sesshin-lite event will take place this weekend via Zoom, but to keep things simple for those managing the WI,…

Email: September 19

Agenda and Zoom Info for Sunday’s Annual Meeting We hope that many of you can join us this Sunday, September 20, at 5:00 PM EDT for the Center’s annual meeting of members. We will be using the standard Rochester Zen Center Zoom meeting number and password. Here for your reading pleasure are the meeting agenda along…

Email: September 10

This Week’s CoronaCast from Roshi (September 9) Daniel Prude and Rochester: Going Beyond Black and Blue Joining the 2-day Sesshin (September 11-13) A reminder for people who are not attending sesshin: you are welcome to join any parts of the sesshin. If you do, please enter before the block of sitting begins in order to…

Email: September 4

Saturday Sangha Check-in Don’t forget that if you’d like to do some in-person Sangha socializing tomorrow, Saturday, September 5, you can come to the Arnold Park garden at 1:00 or so (enter through the gate in the parking lot). It will be something of an experiment: BYO sandwich (if you’d like), keep at least six…

Email: August 27

Arnold Park Social Postponed There was going to be a low-key gathering in the Arnold Park garden this Saturday, but now rain is forecast. So we’re postponing the get-together for a week, until Saturday, September 5. This Week’s CoronaCast by Roshi: August 27, 2020. Depression compared and contrasted with boredom. Finding Your Seat (FYS) can…

Email: August 20

Roshi’s CoronaCast, August 19 Pandemic Ruin and Renaissance Teisho Roshi will give teisho this Sunday, August 23, starting just before 9:30 am. You can tune in via Zoom (and join the 8:30 sitting beforehand if you wish), or you can listen in to the audio stream. If you have questions about how to join the…

Email: August 13

Roshi’s CoronaCast, August 12 Grit, Competence, and Zazen Founder’s Day and Extended Sitting, Sunday, August 16 This Sunday will be our annual remembrance of Roshi Philip Kapleau, Founder of the Rochester Zen Center. The schedule will be much the same as other Sundays: sitting via Zoom or the audio stream from 8:30 – 9:20 am, followed…

Email: August 6

Roshi’s CoronaCast In Amala-sensei’s online sesshin last week, most participants had to negotiate some accommodation to the schedule of others they live with, and now have been negotiating the transition back to full-on household life. Roshi addresses both of these challenges in this week’s coronacast: August 5, 2020. Black Lives Matter Book Discussion It’s not…

Email: July 25

Dokusan Suspended Roshi will not be offering dokusan next week. (He will resume giving dokusan Monday, August 3.) However, those who are attending two or more blocks of Amala-sensei’s sesshin may go to dokusan with her. Joining the Sesshin A reminder for people who are not attending sesshin: you are welcome to join any parts…

Email: July 23

Roshi’s CoronaCast: July 23, 2020. Upcoming Sesshins We’re looking to schedule sesshins beyond the one next week led by Amala-sensei (for which there’s still time to apply). Our beloved in-person 7-day sesshins are not likely to be back until 2021, but we’ll continue to offer sesshins via Zoom . . . starting with a September…