Email: July 16

Roshi’s CoronaCast: Roshi’s latest podcast, recorded yesterday, July 15. Chapin Mill Workday Our second Chapin Mill workday (half-workday, really) of the season will be this coming Saturday, July 18. The weather forecast calls for high heat later in the day, but we’ll be wrapping things up by 12:30. Come pitch in with the light landscaping…

Black Lives Matter Book Discussion

In August, the Seeing Through Racism group is starting a series of Zoom discussions around Ruth King’s Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism From the Inside Out. We’ve chosen this book because it’s a rare combination of a Black Buddhist teacher writing about both meditation and anti-racist activism with expertise, compassion, and practicality.

Online Extended Sitting

On Sunday, August 16,  we’ll hold an extended sitting, using Zoom. Private Instruction will also be offered during the late-morning and afternoon zazen blocks. If you’re interested or have any questions, email Trueman (trueman@rzc.org) to arrange an appointment and discuss format (FaceTime, Skype, etc.). Here is the schedule with additional information: Schedule Online Platform 6:15…

Finding Your Seat

Although Zen practice is simple and direct, it’s not easy, and getting the habit of daily sitting established can be difficult. Between Introductory Workshops, the Center offers a series of Saturday sessions that aim to help with that. Anyone who’s attended a Workshop, whether you’ve become a member yet or not, is welcome. Sessions are…

Practice in the Pandemic

For the foreseeable future, the Center won’t be able to hold indoor sittings or events, but there are still a number of ways you can join with others and deepen your practice. When in doubt about what’s happening when, check the online calendar. Get yourself on the Center’s email list We typically send out one…

Email: July 9

Earlier Deadline for the July Sesshin (July 27-31) In order to allow ample time to get everyone who’s attending sesshin up to speed and comfortable in the mechanics of a Zoom sesshin (especially dokusan), we’ve changed the application deadline to Monday, July 20. That will give us time to schedule a few orientation sessions, and…

Email: July 3

Independence Day Weekend Staff will have a mini-break this weekend, so there are no formal sittings (hence no audio-streaming) on Saturday, July 4, and Sunday, July 5. However, there will still be Zoom sittings on Saturday and Monday morning (7:00-8:00), but nothing on Sunday. Seeing Through Racism Meeting The next meeting of the Seeing Through…