Email: May 31

And the Winner is … The ballots for the trustee election were counted and announced at the Annual Meeting: another nail-biter, with Betsy Friedman retaining her seat by one vote over Elizabeth Machmer. Sangha Hike in Letchworth Park Karen Findling will lead a hike on Monday, June 4, for everyone who’d like to join in:…

Email: May 24

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). Before the Jukai ceremony begins and after it’s over, sitting and devotions are unstructured. You are free, on this night, to sit anywhere in the Buddha Hall and to…

Email: May 16,2018

No Dokusan Thursday Night The next dokusan will be Monday, May 21. All-day Sitting, Sunday, May 20 There’s no better way to get your feet wet in extended sitting than at an all-day sitting. For beginners it’s a step beyond the 7-9 pm evening sittings at the Center – a chance to push the envelope…

Email: May 12, 2018

Weekend Calendar Notes Roshi is out of town, working with the sitting group in Cleveland. He’ll be back and give dokusan on Monday evening, May 14. At the sitting tomorrow morning (Sunday, May 13), John Pulleyn will give a Dharma talk.

Email: May 11, 2018

Buddha’s Birthday on the Horizon Spring is here, trees are flowering, and in just two weeks we’ll have our celebration of the Buddha’s Birthday. Everyone is welcome, young, old, frisky, decrepit, human or non-biting pet, Center member or not. If you’d like to help out in the days leading up to, or during, our set-up…

Email: May 3, 2018

New “Finding-Your-Seat” Series After some experimentation, we’re pretty happy with the format for our Finding-Your-Seat program, which runs on Saturday mornings between Introductory Workshops. Whether you’re new to sitting and the Zen Center or not, please join us if you’d like help getting your sitting habit established and becoming more comfortable with coming to the…

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…

All-day Sitting

Here are details for the next scheduled all-day sitting: All-day Sitting Sunday, October 27 Daily sittings at the Center are great, but each all-day sitting is a chance to wade further into the waters of zazen. You’ll get a break from stress, a taste of a sesshin day, and maybe even a new perspective on…