Conversation on Race

There have been requests of the Seeing-Through-Racism group to host another set of workshops for “Conversations On Race,” since some Sangha members were unable to attend last October. Thus, the group will be hosting workshops again, with members of Service Union 1199, who also were unable to attend in October.

For more information, there is a summary of the Conversations on Race by Angela Hakkila on page 22 of the winter Zen Bow.

Please contact James Thompson (, 585-703-7739) or Martha Howden (, 585-733-2382) if you are interested in attending. 

Rainbow Sangha

Rainbow Sangha, the Center’s group for LGBTQIA+ community members, is conducting a brief online survey to gauge meeting availability and interest in particular types of events. Both members of the LGBTQIA+ community and straight/cis allies interested in Rainbow Sangha’s programming are invited to complete the survey, which is estimated to take 3-5 minutes. You can also use the survey to provide your email address to stay up-to-date with the latest Rainbow Sangha happenings. Please complete the survey no later than March 15, 2019. For general questions about Rainbow Sangha, please contact Angela Hakkila at


Sangha member Joel Lesses is sending an invitation to all interested in viewing the film Crazywise at 4 Arnold Park on March 13th, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Here is the extended trailer: And here’s the short summary: “Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous people often contradicts Western views about a mental health crisis. The documentary Crazywise explores what we can learn from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience.” Everyone interested should bring everyone interested: all are welcome. You can reach Joel at or 585-285-0081. 

Money-Saving Reminder

If you’re visiting the Center on a weekday between 9 a.m. and noon, don’t park on the street in front. Otherwise, you may return to your car to find a parking ticket on your windshield.

It is all right on weekdays and for evening sittings to use the Lutheran church’s parking lot (between our lot and East Avenue). Be sure, though, not to park in the spaces reserved for Harry Bruno, and don’t use the Lutheran’s lot on Sunday mornings.