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Zen At Fordham | UPDATE


Roshi Robert Kennedy, S.J., will now be joining us on Tuesday, November 16 (rather than November 9), to sit, give a talk and take questions about interfaith Zen practice.

Sensei Ray Ruzan Cicetti of Empty Bowl Zendo in Morristown will visit on Tuesday, November 30, to give a talk and take questions. A dharma heir of Roshi Kennedy, he is a psychotherapist in private practice.

Sensei Michael Holleran, a Fordham alumnus and former Carthusian monk, joins us on the fourth Tuesday of every month to give a talk and daisan. He is a parish priest in New York City and a dharma heir of Roshi Kennedy.

Zen practice is held every Tuesday evening from 6:10 to 7:45 p.m., in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel at the Lowenstein Center at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus.

Free and open to all, no registration required. Beginner instruction is given whenever ecessary.

For more information on this branch of the White Plum Asanga, visit

The Fordham Interfaith Zen Sitting Group is based on the teaching of Robert Kennedy, S.J., Roshi, who began his Zen practice in Japan when he was sent there as a young priest. He and his dharma heirs support the Fordham Sitting Group by coming to teach each semester.

Sensei Paul Schubert, also a dharma heir of Roshi, joins us the first Tuesday of every month. Sensei Paul was a research chemist, recently taking early retirement to teach science to high school kids. He and his wife Peggy run City Tiger Zen and a sitting group at Xavier.

Roshi Kennedy was interviewed by Tom Fox at the National Catholic Reporter last year: listen to the podcast, in which he describes how he first came to Zen.

For More Information:
Roshi Kennedy:
Michael Holleran
Paul Schubert
Free and open to all, no registration necessary. Sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministry.


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