Cleaning of the Temple: Chapin Mill, Saturday, February 4

It’s time to turn our attention to all the corners and crevices of the Chapin Mill Retreat Center with our annual “Cleaning of the Temple.” We’ll begin at 9:30 a.m. with a chanting service in the zendo and finish with a pizza lunch (alternatives available) at 12:30. It’s your temple – join us if you can! Contact Tom Kowal if you plan to come tomorrow. If you would like a ride from Arnold Park to Chapin Mill, contact Trueman ahead of time and plan on arriving at the Center by 8:30.

Coming to the Path Talk by Jonathan Hager, Sunday, February 5

Our next Coming to the Path talk will be delivered by Jonathan Hager after the Sunday morning sitting at 8:30 a.m. In Coming to the Path Talks, senior students share their journey to the Dharma and to the Rochester Zen Center. You’re invited to join us onsite in the Arnold Park zendo, on Zoom, or via our audio live-stream.

Youth Night, Wednesday, February 8

Sangha youth ages 10-15 (and their parents) are welcome to attend a short round of sitting in the Arnold Park zendo from 6:30-7:00 p.m., followed by a light snack in the dining room from 7:00-7:30. We’ll start off by meeting in the Link at 6:20. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Chris Maley.

Sangha Winter Social, Saturday, February 11: You’re Invited!

Following the great success of our Sangha Brunch Socials in the warm season, the Sangha Programs Office and a coterie of volunteers are offering another free event for Sangha – and you don’t have to be a Center member to participate!

Join us at Arnold Park on Saturday, February 11, from 4:30 to 6:00 for a relaxed and festive early-evening gathering with delicious food, mocktails “bartended” by one of our very own, fun games, and warm community. RSVP here to help kitchen staff with a headcount, but please do come even if you forget to RSVP. You can dress up a little if you like, but there’s definitely no dress code. We hope to see you there!

Other Upcoming Activities

Saturday, February 4, 11 a.m., Finding Your Seat

Sunday, February 5:

·         10:30 a.m., Sangha Meeting

·         11:15 a.m., Zen of Living and Dying