Activities & Events

Tara mantra accumulation

Join the White Lotus sangha in reciting the Tara mantra to generate blessings for our search for an appropriate building!

All Sessions are now in person and via Zoom.

November & December 2023


9:00 am  Open for Silent Meditation

10:00-11:30 am    Prayers, Dharma Talk, Meditation



Tuesdays: 7:00 pm 

11/07: White Tara practice (Zoom:

11/14: Vajrakilaya practice (for information:

11/21: White Tara practice (Zoom:

11/28: Vajrakilaya practice (for information:


Thursday Night Study Group

7:00pm:  Buddhism, Its Breadth and Depth 

November 16, 30 / December 7, 14, 21, 28 (Nov 30 is cancelled).

Led by Frank Howard, White Lotus Director and senior teacher.

Beginning November 16, we will begin reading the book, The Buddha by Michael Carrithers (avail on Amazon)


YouTube livestream:

In person at White Lotus Buddhist Center, 815 Park Ave, Rochester NY 14607

Special Programs

Saturday, December 2, 2-5 pm

OPEN HOUSE at White Lotus

White Lotus will be open to the public:

– Come, look around

– Experience a taste of meditation if you wish

Ask questions, meet some White Lotus members

Enjoy some refreshment, shop in our store.

All are welcome. Tell your friends, bring your family!


Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm

Movie Night at White Lotus!

7:00 pm  Bring your favorite popcorn, movie snacks and pillows, shawls, whatever you need to get comfy and watch this delightful film together! A look at the relationship of Western students and their Lama.

Words of My Perfect Teacher

From the World Cup in Germany to the remote Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, three students are on a quest they hope will lead to wisdom. The catch is… the teacher. Soccer obsessed, charismatic filmmaker, and citizen of the world, Khyentse Norbu may be one of the most eminent Tibetan Buddhist teachers, but it’s a job description he slyly seems to reject at every turn.