A Milestone for Gerardo-roshi

This Saturday, Bodhin-roshi will conduct a ceremony at Casa Zen, our sister center in Mexico City, marking Sensei Gerardo Gally’s 20th year as a Zen teacher and the leader of Casa Zen. In conjunction with the ceremony, Gerardo will also accept the title “Roshi.”

Note that Bodhin-roshi has suspended online dokusan until after he returns from Mexico on Sunday, December 18.

Center on Break

The Center’s winter break begins this Sunday, December 18, after the morning sitting and teisho by John-sensei (psst … there’s also a Cookie Swap!). We’ll start back up on Tuesday, December 27, with the 7:00 pm sitting and Private Instruction. As always, the zendos at Arnold Park and Chapin Mill are available to members during the break (although the heat at Chapin Mill will be turned down very low to conserve energy). Also, we’re happy to report that Zoom sittings will continue uninterrupted, except for Christmas morning. Check the online calendar if you have any doubts about the schedule.

Rohatsu Sesshin Deadline

A reminder that the deadline for the 7-day Rohatsu sesshin (January 7-14) is Thursday, December 22, during the Center’s winter break. To apply, click here.

Other Upcoming Events and Activities

Saturday, December 17:

  • 10:00 a.m. – Dokusan (John-sensei)
  • 11:00 a.m. – Finding Your Seat

Sunday, December 18:

  • 8:20 a.m. – Youth Sunday
  • 8:30 a.m. – Sitting and teisho
  • 11:15 a.m. – Zen of Living and Dying
  • 1:00 p.m. – Dharma Reflections