Email: December 27

Roshi Out of Town Roshi will not be able to join in New Year’s Eve at the Center this year. He and his wife Angela have been apart on New Year’s for all but one of their 28 years together, and this year they’ve accepted an invitation to an out-of-town wedding that night. Roshi comments,…

Email: December 19

Center Break Beginning tomorrow morning, December 20, we shut down for our annual holiday week off, and we start back up Thursday, December 27, with morning sitting. Can You Help Next Week? The ZC staff is at low ebb these days, and there’s lots to do heading into all our New Year’s events (the schedule…

The Zen Poetry of Ryokan

Ryokan was an eccentric 18th-century enlightened Zen  hermit-monk who is still beloved in Japan for his poetry. In this collection of his verses, One Robe, One Bowl, he captures both the beauty and pathos of human life, and like his younger contemporary Thoreau, the wonders of nature.

Email: December 15

Do You Have Kids? There’s a Youth and Family Task Force here at the Center that’s been working on finding more ways to support Zen Center families on an organized and consistent basis. If you’re a parent, you know how tough it can be to make it to the mat while doing everything it takes…

Email: December 13

Finding Your Seat, Saturday, December 15 The last installment of Finding Your Seat this year will be on Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to noon. All are welcome, especially beginners who want to continue getting traction with their practice. It’s a very informal, friendly, and practical session where beginners can ask a wide range of questions…