Chapin Mill Work Retreat, June 28 – July 2

You’re still welcome to come for all or part of the retreat, and there’s plenty of space to stay overnight. There’s no fee, although donations for food are welcome (suggested donation: $20/day). Complete the Chapin Mill Work Retreat Form to let us know when you’d like to come, any physical limitations you have, and skills you’d like to contribute. Here’s the schedule for this year’s Chapin Mill Work Retreat.

Arnold Park Sittings and Online Activities This Week

The regular schedule of sittings at Arnold Park and on Zoom will continue during the Chapin Mill Work Retreat. Finding Your Seat will meet on Zoom, as usual, this Saturday, July 2, at 11 a.m.

Sunday, July 3

On Sunday mornings when there’s no teisho or Dharma talk, we sit for three 30-minute rounds with kinhin in between. Sundays are broadcast on Zoom as well as on the Center’s audio live stream. Soon after the sitting, Zen of Living and Dying will meet on Zoom at 11:15 a.m.

Center Closed for Independence Day

The Center will close for the July 4th holiday, though you can join the zoom sittings that day. The next in-person sittings at Arnold Park and Chapin Mill, will be Tuesday, July 5, at 6:00 a.m.

Recent article on Roshi Philip Kapleau

Victor M. Parachin, M.Div., C.Y.T., is a Vedic teacher, yoga instructor, Buddhist meditation teacher, and instructor at Yoga Spirit Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He researches and writes extensively about Eastern spiritual philosophy and is the author of numerous books. In a recent e-mail to the Center, he wrote:

Hi friends at Roc[hester] Zen Center. I’m a contributing writer to YOGA magazine (UK) and this month my spiritual profile of Philip Kapleau is on the front cover titled “The Three Pillars of Zen: Teachings of Zen Master Philip Kapleau.” I’m attaching the magazine article should it be of interest to you and your community.

Best wishes, Victor M. Parachin.