Bodhin Roshi at GeneseoRoshi Bodhin KjolhedeTwo Zen bells

Online Workshop at the Center: a practical introduction to Zen

In-person full-day introductory workshops  have been suspended since March of this year, but we are now offering an online introduction taught by the Abbot, Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede (pronounced “coal-heed”), and his senior students. Because beginning in Zen isn’t as simple as deciding to attend a new church on Sunday, the introductory workshop is aimed at providing a useful introduction to Zen Buddhism, demystifying the religion and giving basic instruction on how to practice zazen (Zen meditation). It’s a unique opportunity to learn first-hand from seasoned practitioners at one of the country’s largest and oldest Zen centers. Online workshops are scheduled on Saturdays via Zoom. They  begin at 10:00 a.m. and finish up around 2:30. 

Our next workshop is scheduled for Saturday, December 5. To register , fill out this form. At present, there is no fee. Donations are welcome, of course, and if you’d like to do that, click below: