Arnold Park Snow Report

After last weekend’s 15-inch snow storm, parking on Arnold Park has been daunting. Although our staff has been out every day with shovels and our snow blower, our side of the street remained unplowed. Until this afternoon, that is, when, a cavalry of men and machines arrived in response to a plea from us. Now the street is much more navigable, so don’t let parking concerns keep you from sittings!

Term Intensive Begins Tomorrow

Our winter TI kicks off Thursday evening, January 24, and runs for five weeks. Whether you live in town or out, it’s an opportunity to select your own stretch goals for increased or more regular sitting, and to tackle any habits you’d like to strengthen or eradicate.

Your commitments don’t need to be heroic – better to find an optimal challenge that you stand a good chance of sustaining over five weeks.

Instructions and forms are on the website ( and on the table in the Link when you come into the Center. It’s OK to turn your form in Thursday evening.

“Cleaning of the Temple” at Chapin Mill on Saturday

The annual Temple Cleaning at Chapin Mill is set for this weekend on Saturday, January 26. We’ll get underway at 9 am and finish with lunch at 12:30. Give us a call if you’d like a ride out and back.

All-day Sitting and Teisho on Sunday

This month’s day of extended sitting will happen this coming Sunday, January 27. You’re welcome to come for any block of sitting, including our regular 8:30 to 10:30 slot, which will include Roshi’s teisho. More information is up on the Center’s website here.

6:15 am Zazen
7:30 Breakfast (Center will provide)
8:30 Zazen & teisho
~10:30 Brunch
11:00 Zazen
12:50 Lunch break (bring your own)
1:30-3:00 Zazen, ending with the Four Vows


Sangha Member Seeking an Apartment

Steve DeBusk, who has been living on full disability for some time in Canandaigua, will have to vacate his apartment by January 31 and hasn’t been able to find another. If you know of an available one-bedroom apartment anywhere in the local area (including Rochester, Canandaigua, or Batavia) please call Steve at 585-364-8353 or contact us at the Center.

Concert Sunday Evening

Our neighbors, the Presbyterians just across the street from us, are hosting a program of chamber music to benefit Foodlink, a non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the regional food system and ending hunger in the Rochester and Finger Lakes Region. Here’s their announcement:

The Amenda Quartet will be performing as part of a chamber music series benefitting Foodlink this Sunday, January 27 at 7:30 pm at Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs Street at East Avenue. To celebrate Mozart’s birthday, the Amenda will play his String Quartet in D, K. 575. Also on the program is the Music Director of Third Presbyterian, organist Peter Dubois, performing Bach’s Passacaglia BWV 582 and Schönberg’s Ode to Napoleon for narrator, piano and strings, featuring bass-baritone Jan Opalach.

Admission to the concert is cash or check donation to Foodlink or non-perishable food items. In celebration of the series’ tenth season, cash donations up to $5,000 will be matched by an anonymous donor.

Celebrate Mozart’s birthday with us while supporting Foodlink!