Although there are currently no reported cases of the coronavirus in Monroe County, Roshi, other Center leaders, and Sangha health-care professionals will be meeting this Sunday to discuss the various aspects of how our community might best respond to any cases. They’ll be focusing on the special challenges facing a Zen center, such as those of the zendo, dokusan, sesshin, and our residential training program. Stay tuned! 

Spaghetti Dinner

“No man is lonely while eating spaghetti, for it requires so much attention.” So said Christopher Morley, an American journalist and poet, and he may have been thinking of March in Rochester, when many of us are staggering to the finish line of winter. To that end, everyone is invited to come to the Center to celebrate the end of winter at an Italian Sangha dinner on March 14 – a week from this Saturday – at 5 pm. Please let us know if you plan to come (473-9180 or email Trueman (

The ZC kitchen staff will provide the main dish, but those who might want to bring a suitable dessert (strictly voluntary!) will not be barred at the door. (Note: although pie is not exactly an Italian dessert, bear in mind that March 14 is Pi Day.)

Don’t forget to RSVP!

Spring Quarterly Calendar

Copies of the quarterly calendar for April through June are available in the Link, or you can download a copy here.

All-Day Sitting

This Sunday, March 7, we have an all-day sitting. You’re welcome to come for any block(s) of sitting, including the regular 8:30 to 10:30 slot, which will include Roshi’s teisho. Here’s the schedule, and there’s more information on the website:

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


Next Week: Thursday Dokusan Cancelled

There will be no dokusan next Thursday evening, March 12.