Endless Path Zendo, a Diamond Sangha Zen temple in Rochester, NY, is a lay Buddhist group, intimate and non-institutional in atmosphere, dedicated to walking the Buddha Way in the midst of our ordinary lives. We find our center of gravity in the deep creative imagination of Zen and in the ancient vows of the Bodhisattva.
Wednesday: 7-8:30 pm
Wednesday evening we sit two 25-minute periods of zazen followed by kinhin and a healing chanting service dedicated to the welfare of all beings.
Saturday morning we sit two 25-minute periods of zazen with dokusan and kinhin followed by teisho. Periodically we also have shosan (Dharma Q & A).
- Please wear dark, solid colored clothing that is not distracting in design, and is loose and comfortable enough for sitting in.
- Please make a standing bow toward the altar when entering or leaving the zendo except when going to dokusan (private interview with the teacher).
- When taking your seat in the zendo, first bow to your cushion, then turn and bow to the other sitters.
- If you need to change your position during sitting, make a slight bow and quietly do so. But don’t squirm, scratch or fidget during zazen.
- If you bring a water bottle or thermos please leave it on the water table and only drink from it during kinhin, between rounds of zazen.
- If you plan to come to dokusan, remember to email ahead the day before.
Why rules? We have them in order to be harmonious with ourselves and within a group. When we really establish such harmony that is what the sangha is; that is what the Sangha Treasure is. If you were in harmony and the group were in harmony, then maybe we wouldn’t need rules and regulations. But since we aren’t, well…please, really observe these simple things.Calendar
—Taizan Maezumi Roshi