Email: October 10

All-Day Sitting Postponed This month’s all-day sitting was initially scheduled for this Sunday, October 13, but has now been pushed to the end of the month: Sunday, October 27. This Sunday’s Youth Sunday Also Postponed Because there’s no school on Monday and many families may be going away this weekend, there’s no Youth Sunday this…

Email: October 4

Arnold Park Dokusan Tomorrow, Saturday, October 5 Roshi will offer dokusan tomorrow, at 10 am. As usual for the occasional Saturday dokusan, it is intended for people who have trouble getting to the regularly scheduled dokusans during the week. Duke University Symposium – Schedule Clarification The public symposium honoring Roshi Philip Kapleau’s teachings and legacy…

Email: October 3

Bodhidharma Day (Tuesday, October 8) Next week, on Tuesday, the zendo and adjoining areas will be set up for the annual ceremony honoring Bodhidharma, the “bearded barbarian” who founded Zen in China. We’ll sit for two short rounds, and the ceremony will follow (no private instruction or group instruction that night). Beginners: Come check out…

Email: September 26

Burning House Department This just in: There is a second theme to tomorrow’s downtown rally and march (Rochester Climate Strike). It turns out that after the initial climate-change rally at Rochester’s City Hall (3:30 – 4:00 pm), people will be invited to march up Main Street to the Rochester Gas & Electric building, on East…

Email: September 25

Rochester Climate Strike This Friday, September 27 From Roshi: Alarmed at our overheated planet and governmental failure to address climate change? Dreading the world we could be leaving for our descendants? Come join Sangha members – and probably hundreds of others – for the local Rochester Climate Strike this Friday afternoon. It’s sponsored by a…

Email: September 20

Opportunity to Participate in Interfaith Response to Climate Change An impromptu Sangha conversation took place last Sunday over brunch, following Roshi’s teisho about the implications of climate change and Zen practice “off the mat.” Those who participated expressed interest in learning about and supporting local interfaith community activities on this critical issue. Rochester Area Interfaith…

Email: September 10

Dokusan Friday Evening Roshi will be giving dokusan this Friday, September 13, during the evening sitting. JP Dharma Talk This Sunday This Sunday, September 15, John Pulleyn will give a Dharma talk after the usual morning zazen and chanting. Book Club Also This Sunday The book club will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Roshi’s…

Email: September 4

Roshi Out of Town Roshi leaves tomorrow morning, Thursday, September 5, for Santa Fe and a visit with his family. He’ll be back in a week (late Thursday, September 12). Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibit Center member Jennifer Byrnes has passed the following along to us: The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb traveling exhibit from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial…

Email: August 20

Staff Break A reminder that tonight, Tuesday, August 20, will be the last formal sitting before the Center’s two-week break. We’ll resume on Wednesday, September 4, with early-morning zazen and dokusan. Help with a Move Sangha member Benjamin D. Taylor (who was on staff a few years ago) will be moving to a new house…