Email: May 21, 2022

Remember Youth Jukai Buddha’s Birthday weekend officially starts on Friday, May 28, at 5:45 pm with Youth Jukai in the Buddha Hall. Refreshments for children will follow immediately after the ceremony outside. Contact Trueman for more information. Zen of Living and Dying, Sunday at 11:00 Every few weeks after the Sunday morning sitting, a group…

Email: May 18, 2022

Temple Night and Buddha’s Birthday Are Still On Our annual weekend-long celebration begins with Temple Night and Jukai on Friday, May 27. The festivities on Saturday, May 28, include music, storytelling, a parade led by an elephant – not to mention a potluck vegetarian lunch and birthday cupcakes! We wrap up on Sunday with the…

Email: May 13, 2022

Behemoth Barrier For the next 3-4 weeks, a gigantic lift will be blocking the entrance to the Link, while exterior repairs are being made. Beginning today, please come and go through the 5 Arnold Park entrance (on the porch, to the left of the main entrance), which will be unlocked a half-hour before the start…

Email: May 6

Saturday Dokusan with Roshi Tomorrow, May 7, will be Roshi’s first Saturday-morning dokusan in six months, and he’ll go back to starting it at 10:00 am, his customary time. Saturday dokusan is offered for the benefit of members who have a hard time making it to dokusan during the week. To attend, take a seat…

Email: April 29

Dokusan and Finding Your Seat, This Saturday, April 30 Saturday-morning dokusan at Arnold Park is for members who have a hard time making it to dokusan during the week. To attend, take a seat on the left side of the zendo, near the Kannon Room, any time before 9:00 a.m. An announcement will be made before…

Email: April 20

Center Reopens This Thursday, April 21 The Center’s Arnold Park and Chapin Mill locations will reopen tomorrow, April 21. This morning, staff and residents retested themselves, and all were negative. However, mask wearing inside the buildings will continue whenever we are in motion (kinhin, dokusan, etc.) as well as during chanting. (It’s fine to remove…

Email: April 13

Center Closed for a Week With the COVID spike worsening here in Monroe County (over 800 new cases were reported yesterday) and with one confirmed and one probable case among staff, the Center’s COVID-19 Task Force has decided that the Center’s Arnold Park and Chapin Mill locations will both be closed to non-residents until Thursday,…

Email: April 12

No Dokusan Tomorrow Morning, Wednesday, April 13 Dokusan is cancelled Wednesday morning and rescheduled for Thursday morning. Accordingly, there will be both morning and evening dokusan on Thursday, April 14. Sensei’s Vacation Next Week Next week, there will be dokusan Monday evening, April 18. Then, Sensei will be out of town from Tuesday, April 19,…

Email: April 8

Saturday Dokusan, April 9 To attend Saturday morning dokusan with Sensei, take a seat on the left side of the Arnold Park zendo, near the Kannon Room, any time before 9:00 am. An announcement will be made before dokusan begins. This extra dokusan is to accommodate members who have a hard time making it during the week….

Email: March 26

Roshi’s Return Roshi (and his wife Angela) are booked to return to Rochester on April 30, and he’ll be back in the saddle then through October. Roshi Dokusan Suspended Roshi and Angela (joined by Gerardo-sensei) will be in Mexico for a week from April 2 (the last day of sesshin) through April 9. In Roshi’s…