Eryl–Down But Not Out

Eryl Kubicka had a hip replaced on Monday, and went home on Wednesday. She won’t be back on the tennis court right away, but–no surprise–is recovering nicely. She won’t be giving her regular Friday private instruction, at Arnold Park, until after April sesshin.

April Fool’s Day Teisho

People planning to attend the teisho this Sunday should not come expecting Roshi’s most serious teisho.

Dharma Arts Group

Devin Wiesner is starting up an informal group to go to musical performances and art exhibitions together.  This Sunday, April 1 from 3:30 to 5, you are invited along to a voice recital performance by Eastman student Brianna Robinson.  There’s information about the concert here.  On Wednesday, April 4 from 8 to 10pm, there is a chamber orchestra concert, info here.  Both concerts are free, and you can contact Devin at

Alan Temple

Alan Temple passed from this world to the next this past Monday surrounded by his family.  Alan was one of the first members of the Center, heavily involved in rebuilding 7 Arnold Park after the fire in 1968 as well as in the construction of the Chapin Mill Retreat Center.  We held a chanting service for him here on Wednesday, and his family is hoping to hold a memorial service on or around his 85th birthday, which will fall on Father’s day (June 17) this year.  You can contact Charles, his son, at for more information about the service.

Ben Taylor – Thing Maker

Long-time Sangha member Ben Taylor (the older of our two Ben Taylors and the husband of Marion Taylor) has an exhibit at Flower City Arts Center entitled The Birth of the Universe, opening April 6 and running to April 30. Here’s a link to the press release and an example of Ben’s work.

Sangha Member Seeking Room for Rent (Short-term)

Former Zen Center staff member Stevan Veljkovic will be visiting Rochester from April 11 to 21 and is looking for a room to rent for his stay. He says that something close to Arnold Park would be splendid, but not essential. You can contact Stevan at