Email: April 9

Uprooting Racism Sangha Engagement Group Sunday, March 21, marked the end of a 5-month strategic planning process to reimagine, reformulate, and rename the Rochester Zen Center’s Seeing Through Racism Sangha Engagement Group. In response to the heightened awareness of racism in the United States triggered by the murder of George Floyd, RZC Trustees voted unanimously…

Email: March 27

Teisho This Sunday Now that he is fully vaccinated (two weeks out from his second shot), Roshi will join staff in the Arnold Park zendo and give teisho this Sunday, March 28. As usual, the teisho will be broadcast on Mixlr. Deadline for the April 2–7 Sesshin (Online) Reminder that the application deadline for this…

Email: March 20

Dharma Talk Tomorrow On Sunday, March 21, John Pulleyn will give a Dharma Talk. And the following Sunday, March 28, we have an Extended Sitting, with Roshi possibly giving teisho. Join Us for a Sangha Hike! Meet us at 1 pm on Sunday, March 21, at Mendon Ponds Park, for a 3-mile hike on mostly…

Email: February 26

Joining the 4-day Sesshin (February 26 – March 2) The regular schedule of morning and evening Zoom sittings is suspended during sesshin. However, as a reminder to people who are not attending sesshin, you are welcome to join any parts of the sesshin (though without private instruction). If you cannot stay for an entire block…

Email: February 18

The Center’s Audio Live-Streaming:  Mixlr The Center had a very good run using Mixlr, the audio live-streaming service, free of charge. For four years now, the Center’s morning and evening sittings, as well as entire sesshins, have been broadcast online, so practitioners could join in with the sounds of the big bell, clappers, and timed…

Email: February 10

This Week’s CoronaCast (February 10, 2021): Integrating Two of the Buddhist Paramitas in Getting Scheduled for a Vaccination Reminder: You Can Always Check the Online Calendar To avoid redundancy in the weekly Sangha emails, we may not always announce the upcoming weekend schedule (Finding Your Seat this Saturday and Teisho on Sunday, by the way)….

Email: February 4

This Weekend The calendar is quite full this weekend: On Saturday, February 6, we have Finding Your Seat from 11:00 to noon. As previously announced, FYS will be more consistent, occurring on almost every Saturday from here on. Remember that FYS has moved to the Center’s second Zoom account, with a new meeting ID and…

Email: January 23

This Week’s CoronaCast (January 22): “New Government as Rebirth” Finding Your Seat Today (Saturday, January 23) and New Codes In the hopes of increasing the number of Finding-Your-Seat sessions, FYS has migrated to the Center’s second Zoom account, with a new meeting ID and Passcode: [For meeting ID and password, contact Trueman at trueman@rzc.org.] As…

Email: January 8

Joining the 7-day Rohatsu Sesshin (January 8-15) The regular schedule of morning and evening Zoom sittings is cancelled during sesshin. However, to remind people who are not attending sesshin, you are welcome to join any parts of the sesshin (though without dokusan). If you do, please enter before the block of sitting begins or during…

Email: December 30

New Year’s Eve Schedule, December 31, 2020 Here is the schedule for tomorrow night’s New Year’s Eve Ceremonies. You’re welcome to join any or all parts of the evening. Post-New Year’s Schedule: This Weekend Once 2020 is mercifully behind us, our Zoom sittings will resume on Friday evening, January 1, 7:00 to 8:00. The Center’s…