Burning House Zendo

A Rinzai Zen Buddhist Community – Come Sit with Us

Rohatsu 2016

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Namu Dai Bosa! The sangha of Burning House Zendo would like to share the 2016 Rohatsu observance schedule.

  • Sunday, November 27th, 2016 7-9:15 am
  • Monday, November 28th, 2016 7-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 7-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 7-8:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 1st, 2016 7-8:30 pm
  • Friday, December 2nd, 2016 7-8:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 3-5:15 pm
  • Sunday, December 4th, 2016 7-9:15 am

We’ve added a few more nights as compared to last year.

Hope you can join us!

September Workshop Canceled!

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Our September workshop, previously scheduled for 9/10, is being canceled.

We will look to host this workshop again in Feburary of 2017. Stay tuned for an announcement about that new date!

September 2016 Sesshin with Genro Lee Milton

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Genro Lee Milton from Endless Mountain Zendo is returning to Burning House Zendo for a sesshin on the weekend of September 30th 2016!

Donation cost for those joining us for Saturday 10/1 lunch – $10.00.

RSVP is  required for both full attendance or partial attendance.

Here is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday September 30th 7 PM – 9PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Opening Talk by Genro Lee Milton

Saturday October 1st 7 AM – 5 PM

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Samu (Work Practice)
Diamond Sutra Recitation
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Sangha Lunch
Dharma Talk
Zazen and Kinhin          Dharma Meeting: Private Interview with Genro
Zazen and Kinhim         Dharma Meeting
Zazen and Kinhin          Dharma Meeting

Saturday Night 7-9 PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen  and Kinhin

Sunday October 2nd 7AM – 12 Noon

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin      Dharma Meeting
Zazen and Kinhin      Dharma Meeting
Tea and Break
Zazen and Kinhin      Dharma Meeting
Zazen and Kinhin      Dharma Meeting
Closing Ceremony

Put this one in your calendar, and join us!

Click here for the event flyer.

Our next workshop – September 2016

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Beginners and those looking for instruction on zazen (seated meditation) are invited to our September 10th workshop!

We will host a casual, informal workshop format that covers many topics directed at newcomers: history, zazen (sitting meditation), and kinhin (walking meditation). Sangha members will support attendees with the nuts and bolts of posture and sitting styles, some reflections on practice backgrounds, and more. Check out the flyer below for RSVP and other details:

september 2016 zen workshop

BHZ 2016 15th Anniversary Zazenkai

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Burning House Zendo marks its 15th anniversary on July 29th weekend with an anniversary zazenkai. Full or partial attendance is available for attendees. To confirm attendance, please reach out to classes@burninghousezendo.org!

Fee for Saturday lunch: $10 (pay to Burning House Zendo), otherwise free if no lunch is consumed. 

RSVP is  required for both full attendance or partial attendance. E-mail classes@burninghousezendo.org to RSVP.

Here is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday July 29th 7 PM – 9PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin

Saturday July 30th 7 AM – 5 PM

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Samu (Work Practice)
Diamond Sutra Recitation
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Sangha Lunch
Dharma Talk
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin         

Sunday July 31st 7AM – 12 Noon

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Tea and Break
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Great Vows for All

Come sit with this us!

June 2016 Zen Workshop!

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We’re running another instructive workshop on Zen for beginners! The date is Saturday June 11th, 2016.

All are invited for a casual, informal workshop format that covers many topics directed at newcomers: history, zazen (sitting meditation), and kinhin (walking meditation). Attendees will be supported by sangha members who can also assist with posture and sitting styles, some reflections on practice backgrounds, and more. See flyer below for RSVP and donation details.

june 2016 zen workshop

April 2016 Zazenkai

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We’re hosting a zazenkai later this month and hope you can join us. It will follow our typical schedule for these events, and full or partial attendance is available for attendees. If you are interested or curious, please feel free to reach out to classes@burninghousezendo.org!

Fee for lunch: $10 (pay to Burning House Zendo), otherwise free if no lunch is consumed. 

RSVP is  required for both full attendance or partial attendance. E-mail classes@burninghousezendo.org to RSVP.

Here is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday April 22nd 7 PM- 9PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin

Saturday April 23rd 7 AM- 5 PM

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Samu (Work Practice)
Diamond Sutra Recitation
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Sangha Lunch
Dharma Talk
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin         

Saturday Night (Voluntary) 7-9 PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen  and Kinhin

Sunday April 24th 7AM – 12 Noon

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Tea and Break
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Great Vows for All

Come sit with this us!

March Zen Workshop Re-cap!

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We had a nice group for our March workshop, and they did a great job with two periods of zazen and kinhin. Many thanks to Hoin for his wonderful implementation of Rochester Zen Center’s lentil soup, along with fresh bread! It was a really big hit with the group.

March 2016 Workshop Image 1

Our next workshop is going to be in late May 2016! Burning House is committed to keeping our doors open to the community in an effort to share this practice with all those who are interested. Please stay tuned for the next workshop flyer. If you’d like to join us before the next workshop, our regular newcomers’ night is Wednesday night. Please reach out prior to arriving so we accommodate you: classes@burninghousezendo.org

March 2016 – Zen Workshop!

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Come see us on Saturday March 19th 2016! We’ll be doing our third Zen workshop for the public.

All are invited for a casual, informal workshop format that covers many topics directed at newcomers: history, zazen (sitting meditation), and kinhin (walking meditation). Attendees will be supported by sangha members who can also assist with posture and sitting styles, some reflections on practice backgrounds, and more. See flyer below for RSVP and donation details.

march 2016 zen workshop

January 2016 Workshop – Success!

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Our second-ever workshop was a hit. Attendees got to hear Susan give a great overview of history and the practice, along with some wonderful anecdotes and stories from Kenzen’s trip to Japan. Our attendees did a great job with three periods of zazen and kinhin!

January 2016 Workshop Image 1

Our next workshop is going to be in late March 2016! Please stay tuned for the next flyer. Announcements will be made to our Facebook site and this website.