Email: May 24

Temple Night on Friday Our annual celebration of the Buddha’s birth kicks off tomorrow evening (Friday, May 25) with Temple Night and Jukai (taking the precepts). Before the Jukai ceremony begins and after it’s over, sitting and devotions are unstructured. You are free, on this night, to sit anywhere in the Buddha Hall and to…

Email: May 16,2018

No Dokusan Thursday Night The next dokusan will be Monday, May 21. All-day Sitting, Sunday, May 20 There’s no better way to get your feet wet in extended sitting than at an all-day sitting. For beginners it’s a step beyond the 7-9 pm evening sittings at the Center – a chance to push the envelope…

Email: May 12, 2018

Weekend Calendar Notes Roshi is out of town, working with the sitting group in Cleveland. He’ll be back and give dokusan on Monday evening, May 14. At the sitting tomorrow morning (Sunday, May 13), John Pulleyn will give a Dharma talk.

Email: May 11, 2018

Buddha’s Birthday on the Horizon Spring is here, trees are flowering, and in just two weeks we’ll have our celebration of the Buddha’s Birthday. Everyone is welcome, young, old, frisky, decrepit, human or non-biting pet, Center member or not. If you’d like to help out in the days leading up to, or during, our set-up…

Email: May 3, 2018

New “Finding-Your-Seat” Series After some experimentation, we’re pretty happy with the format for our Finding-Your-Seat program, which runs on Saturday mornings between Introductory Workshops. Whether you’re new to sitting and the Zen Center or not, please join us if you’d like help getting your sitting habit established and becoming more comfortable with coming to the…

Email: April 27, 2018

Roshi’s 70th Birthday! Cake, spreads, focaccia bread, and other surprises await for the upcoming brunch, this Sunday, April 29, in honor of our teacher. Seeing Through Racism Meeting, Sunday May 6 An invitation from the Committee: The Seeing through Racism Committee, with the support of the Sangha Engagement Committee, is communicating with a local community…

Email: April 20, 2018

Dharma Talk and All-Day Sitting, Sunday, April 22 Staff member Tom Kowal will give a dharma talk this Sunday. The tentative title is “Dharma and Depression.” We’ll also have an all-day sitting; the schedule is below, and there’s more information on the website here. As always, you can come for any or all blocks of…

Email: March 30, 2018

Eryl–Down But Not Out Eryl Kubicka had a hip replaced on Monday, and went home on Wednesday. She won’t be back on the tennis court right away, but–no surprise–is recovering nicely. She won’t be giving her regular Friday private instruction, at Arnold Park, until after April sesshin. April Fool’s Day Teisho People planning to attend…

Email: March 22, 2018

Zen Bow in poly bags? Due to an unanticipated mailing glitch, we had to enclose the first issue of the redesigned Zen Bow in plastic mailers in order to comply with bulk-mailing rules. Future issues will be mailed without the plastic. Help Wanted A Sangha-related landscaper needs a helper, with transportation, who is “honest, reliable, self-motivated,…

Email: March 18, 2018

Announcing New Sesshin Hygiene Policies – A Letter from Roshi The worst of this flu season has passed, but it took a toll on our Sangha as never before. At our January sesshin, about half of the participants came down with colds, coughs, and/or “flu-like illnesses.” It is clear now that we can no longer…