Thursday Private Instruction and Friday Dokusan

Roshi returns to Rochester Thursday evening, September 15, too late to give dokusan. So instead he will give dokusan Friday evening; on Thursday evening Donna Kowal will give Private Instruction.

Next week Roshi will return to his usual scheduled dokusan.

Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger: Uprooting Racism Community Read Kickoff

Tonight, Wednesday, September 14, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.: A Conversation with Justin Murphy, author of Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger: School Segregation in Rochester, New York.

Join the Uprooting Racism group in an exploration of the troubling history of the Rochester City School District and learn why education reform alone cannot make things better. The conversation will review the major themes of the book, so you don’t need to have read it in advance. Going forward, Uprooting Racism will facilitate additional events to discuss what we have learned.

You will need to access Eventbrite through this link to register for this free Zoom event.

Flu Clinic This Saturday, September 17

Our annual flu clinic at the Center will take place at 2:00 pm this Saturday, in the Arnold Park dining room. Everyone is welcome to stop in and “get your shot.” Be sure to bring your health-insurance card; if you’re uninsured, we believe the cost will be about $35.

Other Upcoming Happenings

Saturday, September 17, Finding Your Seat, 11 a.m. – noon

Sunday, September 18:

Monday, September 19, Parent Practice, 8:15-9:15 p.m.

Zen Bow

The Summer 2022 issue of Zen Bow is now available on the Center’s website here. Check it out!


In April 2020 the Center began holding sittings and sesshin on Zoom, but we’ve never settled on a name for our online presence. The Berlin Zen Group, our affiliate in Germany led by one of Roshi’s Dharma heirs, Sensei Robert Goldmann, simply uses the term “Zazoom.” Our Center has recently adopted this playful and affectionate shorthand that can be used as both a noun and a verb to refer to our activities on Zoom.