Email: May 30

Redlining Talk This Saturday The Center’s Seeing-Through-Racism group sends a reminder that Shane Wiegand’s powerful talk on redlining (the refusal of loans or insurance to people living in an area deemed to be a poor financial risk) and segregation in the Rochester area, will take place at 2:00 pm in the Community Room on Saturday,…

Email: May 23

Temple Night on Friday Our annual celebration of the Buddha’s birth kicks off tomorrow evening (Friday, May 25) with Temple Night and Jukai (taking the precepts). We have only two Jukai ceremonies a year, and although this spring one – the climax of Temple Night – is somewhat informal, it offers an opportunity to reinforce…

Email: May 16

Sudama’s Story At this Sunday’s morning sitting, May 19, Sudama Ngo will give a Coming-to-the-Path talk. Sudama is one of our priests, and has been on staff for some 11 years. At the end of this month she will move back to southern California to be with her family – sisters, sons, and grandchildren. Come…

Dharma talk by Eryl Kubicka, “Responding and Resilience in Parenting”

Based on a New York Times  article “Which is Better; Rewards or Punishments? Neither” by Heather Turgeon. It describes a middle way of engaging with children, essentially based on responding out of our true nature and intuition without getting stuck in preconceptions. Link to the NYT article. Link to video featuring Anna Breytenbach, “animal communicator.”

Email: May 7

Roshi in Cleveland Roshi will leave on Thursday to lead a 2-day meditation intensive with the Cleveland sitting group.  There won’t be dokusan Thursday evening. Dharma Talk on Sunday This Sunday, May 12, Eryl Kubicka will give a Dharma talk. Get Your Quarterly Calendar Here… Here’s a link to the summer calendar (July through September):…

2019 Chapin Mill Work Retreat

Each year in June or July we hold our annual work retreat in honor of Ralph Chapin. Our objective is to work together with Sangha friends on upkeep of the buildings and grounds – and at the same time intensify our meditation practice and enjoy the beauty of Chapin Mill. We sit a bit more than…

Email: April 30

New Head of Zendo After serving on staff for almost 15 years as our Head of Zendo (by far the longest stretch ever for an HOZ), John Pulleyn, while remaining on staff, has handed over his job title to Trueman Taylor. The Head of Zendo holds primary responsibility (under Roshi) for all matters related to…