Roshi Called Away

Two of Roshi’s very elderly in-laws in the Boston area – his wife Angela’s last surviving aunt and uncle – died this past weekend (the brother, 96, died on Saturday, and his sister, 94, died the next day). Roshi will be meeting Angela there to attend the funerals and wakes (which span 6 days) right before and after this coming weekend. He will leave this Thursday morning, June 16, and return next Tuesday evening, June 21.

So, then – after tomorrow morning’s usual dokusan, Roshi’s next dokusan will be Wednesday morning of next week, June 22.

This Weekend: Finding Your Seat and Dharma Talk

On Saturday, June 18, at 11:00 a.m., Finding Your Seat resumes. On Sunday, June 19, Eryl Kubicka will be giving a Dharma Talk.

Dinner and a Movie

If you haven’t seen the movie 13th, this is your chance. With a 97 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this documentary explores the history of systemic racism and mass incarceration in the United States. 13th is named for the U.S. Constitution’s 13th Amendment, which was adopted in 1865, and, well, you know how things have been since then.

You’re welcome to join Chris and Sensei John Pulleyn in their home for dinner and this movie at 6:00 p.m. on one of the following evenings:

Saturday, June 18

Saturday, July 16

Saturday, August 13

There’s room for six guests in addition to the hosts at each dinner. Please use the sign-up sheets in the Link, located on the bulletin board to the right of the coatroom.

Questions? Contact Chris.

DepreshZen, June 18, 3-4 p.m.

DepreshZen is a safe space to talk openly and educate ourselves and others about living with depression and anxiety disorders from the perspective of a Zen practitioner. For more information and Zoom access, contact Irizelma Robles.

Jonathan Hager and Christopher Maley: Election Results

The ballots for the trustee election were counted and the result announced at the Annual Meeting: incumbent trustee Jonathan Hager was re-elected to a 3-year term.

Thank you, Chris, for your willingness to run. And thank you, Jonathan, for your years of service to the Center.