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What Did You Fight For? What Did You Bring Home?
Veterans Day 2014 - We're Talking About It

Tuesday, November 11
7:00PM - 8:15PM

Art Range Gallery, 505 Hawley Avenue
Free and Open to the Public

Join the Syracuse Veteran’s Writing Group and the Moral Injury Project of Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel for a Reading of nonfiction and poetry on the topic of Moral Injury among Veterans.

For more information contact: Andrew Miller, anmiller@syr.edu or Eileen Schell, eeschell@syr.edu 

One Mind: the Intersection of Contemplative Christianity and Zen Buddhism

Monday, November 10
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Zen Center of Syracuse Carriage House Zendo - 266 West Seneca Turnpike

The Rev. William Redfield recently retired after nearly 20 years as rector of Trinity Church, Fayetteville, NY. In addition to his calling as an Episcopal priest, he is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked in private practice in Central New York and Maine. He has had a lifelong interest in the intersection of spirituality and the inner life. He is the creative force behind the birth of Wisdom House, Fayetteville, NY. Bill is a student of and a collaborator with Cynthia Bourgeault, the author of many books on Wisdom Christianity and contemplative spirituality.

He is the recipient of a private Vermont foundation grant that allows him to offer contemplative spirituality and Wisdom Christianity through workshops, retreats, and Wisdom schools.

Shinge Roshi Sherry Chayat is abbot of the Zen Center of Syracuse, and is also abbot of the Zen Studies Society’s mountain monastery, Dai Bosatsu Zendo (DBZ), and New York City temple, New York Zendo. Shinge Roshi began formal Zen practice in 1967 at New York Zendo, trained at DBZ, and came to Syracuse in 1976. She is a lineage holder in the Rinzai Zen tradition.

A Creative Writing graduate of Vassar College, she also studied painting at the New York Studio School. She was art critic for the Syracuse Newspapers’ Stars Magazine for two decades, has written for many art and Buddhist journals, and is the author and editor of several books, including Subtle Sound: The Zen Teachings of Maurine StuartEndless Vow: The Zen Path of Soen Nakagawa; Eloquent Silence: Nyogen Senzaki’s Gateless Gate and Other Writings, and Life Lessons: The Art of Jerome Witkin.

She and Bill met through their work as Faith Leaders of InterFaith Works of Central New York.

Malmgren Concert Series
Alan Morrison

Sunday, November 16

Hendricks Chapel

Alan Morrison is organ professor at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ.  He is an internationally acclaimed concert artist, having performed at Lincoln Center in New York City, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, The Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, The National Cathedral in Washington, DC, and at concert venues in Canada, Europe and South America.  He has recorded 10 compact discs.  He is a champion of contemporary music, having premiered works by William Bolcom, Eric Sessler and Emily Mason Porter. For further information contact 315-443-2901.

Holidays at Hendricks

Sunday, December 7
Hendricks Chapel

Holidays at Hendricks, the annual Syracuse University holiday concert featuring the Hendricks Chapel Choir will take place Sunday, December 7th at 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel under the artistic direction of Dr. Peppie Calvar.  In addition to the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble directed by Dr. James T. Spencer, and our new University Organist, Dr. Anne Laver, collaborators this year will include all the student choirs from the Setnor School of Music including the Syracuse University Singers under the direction of Dr. John Warren, the Syracuse University Concert Choir directed by Dr. Elisa Dekaney, the Syracuse University Women's Choir directed by Dr. Barbara M. Tagg, and Syracuse University's Windjammer Vocal Jazz ensemble under the direction of Professor Jeff Welcher.  Handbells will be rung by members of the Liverpool First United Methodist Church music ministry directed by Becky Dunstone and supervised by Professor Nancy James.

The concert is free and open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item; items collected will be donated to those in need in the greater Syracuse community.

Public parking is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Quad 1 lot (accessible via Crouse Drive), the Quad 3 lot (accessible via Sims Drive, with entrance between Bowne Hall and Carnegie Library), Waverly lot (accessible via Crouse Avenue) and in the Irving Garage.