This Week’s CoronaCast: November 5.

Joining the 5-day Sesshin (November 6–11)

The regular schedule of Zoom sittings is cancelled during sesshin. However, a reminder for people who are not attending sesshin: you are welcome to join any parts of the sesshin (though without dokusan). If you do, please enter before a block of sitting begins or during a kinhin so as to minimize distraction. Likewise, if you cannot stay for an entire block of sitting, exit Zoom during one of the kinhins whenever possible. Here is the schedule so you know what times to enter and join (the rounds are 35-minutes long with a 7-minute kinhin in between). Note: the sesshin (including teishos) will NOT be broadcast on the Center’s audio-livestream, but will be streamed on Zoom only.

The regular Zoom sittings will resume Thursday morning, November 12.

Private Instruction Reshuffling

In keeping with the regenerative efforts at the Center, the following assignments for Private Instruction include some changes. Reminder: Private Instruction (online now) is a one-to-one format available to those who wish to consult with seasoned practitioners about their practice (breath practice and first koans), as well as about matters that lean more toward counseling.

Donna Kowal and Trueman Taylor will offer Private Instruction by appointment both outside of formal sittings and (alternating weekly) during the Thursday evening Zoom sittings. If you’d like to schedule Private Instruction with either of them, please email or, as appropriate. (Arnold Park residents do not need an appointment for Thursday evenings.)

Wayman Kubicka will continue offering Private Instruction at Chapin Mill during Tuesday evening sittings.

Of course, those who wish to talk privately with Eryl Kubicka (, Wayman Kubicka (, or John Pulleyn ( may continue to arrange to do so, also via email.

Finding Your Seat

FYS is cancelled Saturday, November 7, because of sesshin. It will resume on Saturday, November 14, 11:00 to noon.