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Famine Relief Ceremony

We’ll sit for two rounds followed by a Famine Relief Ceremony.  This is a fast day for Zen Center residents, and others are welcome to join in. Monetary offerings collected during the ceremony are donated to Rochester Mutual Aid Network (RMAN). These will be matched by the Center within the limits of the Center’s budget.

Email: 11-10-2022

Finding Your Seat: Saturday, November 12 Offered from 11:00 am to noon on most Saturdays, FYS sessions are led by a senior student, who will address any questions you might have about Zen practice, offer advice and encouragement, and lead a short round of sitting. FYS discussions center on the needs of the participants, so…

Zen of Living and Dying

About every couple of weeks after the Sunday morning sitting at 11:15 a.m., a group of Sangha members meets for an hour on Zoom to provide support for each other while dealing with issues of life, death, and illness. Participants affectionately refer to the group as ZLD. At ZLD meetings, we share, we listen, we…

DepreshZen

DepreshZen is a support and advocacy group for Sangha members with depression and anxiety disorders. Our next meeting is Monday, December 5, at 5-6 pm (Eastern) on Zoom. We are experimenting with having meetings during the week for those who can’t make it on Saturday afternoons. We will try to have a meeting every two…

Youth Night in the Zendo

In the zendo from 6:30pm to 7:00pm, children ages10-15 and their parents will receive introductory instruction in zazen, kinhin, and zendo etiquette, with light snacks and refreshments served afterward in the dining room until 7:30pm.  This program is meant to help establish a sitting practice for the older children of our Sangha! If you are interested in having…

Buddha’s Enlightenment Ceremony

On Thursday evening, December 8,  we’ll hold the annual ceremony that commemorates the Buddha’s Great Enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree, complete with sutra reading, chanting, and warm milk-rice in the candle-lit dining room.  Sitting begins at 7 pm, and the ceremony will follow at 8:00. You’re invited to join us in the zendo at Arnold…