Thursday, November 16

7:00 p.m. Zazen and Ceremony of Aid: A day of fasting for Zen Center residents, and others are welcome to join in. Monetary offerings collected during the ceremony will be donated to RMAN (Rochester Mutual Aid Network).

Sunday, November 19

8:30 a.m. Zazen at 8:30 followed by Ceremony of Gratitude at 9:30 in the zendo. The Link altar will include baskets for food offerings to be donated to  St. Andrews Food Cupboard. (Non-perishable food – canned or boxed – is best, and winter clothing is also needed.) Refreshments served after the ceremony.

Thursday, November 23

4:00 p.m. Potluck vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner in the Zen Center dining room.

Friday, November 24, Center Closed

Saturday, November 25

8:30 a.m. Zazen and teisho (overview of the Precepts), followed by a light brunch.
3:00 p.m. Zendo open for informal sitting
5:00  p.m. Taking the Precepts Ceremony (Jukai) in the Buddha Hall. The ceremony includes monetary donations to Sensei Dhara Kowal.  Refreshments afterwards.

Sunday, November 26

8:30 a.m. Three 30-minute rounds of sitting with kinhin plus chanting. No talk or teisho.

Monday, November 27

7:00 p.m. Center re-opens in the evening with the usual formal sitting with dokusan at Arnold Park and Chapin Mill.