The qualities of the mind are like those of a stainless sphere of crystal
Its essence is empty, its nature is luminous,
And its expressive quality is vivid, beyond limitation.
Without being tainted by the defects of samsara even in the slightest,
The mind itself is surely the enlightened state since the very beginning.

White Lotus and Covid 

We acknowledge that many people are concerned about covid and its spread. We also recognize the many benefits of practicing together and are grateful that, as far as we know, there have been no covid diagnoses related to attendance at White Lotus.

The Dharma Center is open. We continue to provide Zoom access for those who are sick or do not feel comfortable in a group setting. Links are provided for most event on the Schedule page. However, please contact us at if you can’t find a link for a particular event.

We ask that you stay at home if you are feeling sick, have a fever, cough or other signs of illness. 

The Center will provide hand sanitizer and masks for those who wish to wear one.  Seating is spread farther apart than usual. We hope people will use their own good judgement about what is right for them. So far, White Lotus has a good record – we want to keep it that way. Thank you!

White Lotus Buddhist Center is located at 815 Park Ave, 2nd floor of Immanuel Baptist Church, Rochester NY 14607

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 10384, Rochester NY 14610