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July 18, 2021

Untangling the Knots, Engaging with the Practice

Dharma talk by Donna Kowal on working with habit forces and boredom. Commentary on excerpts from Ordinary Wonder: Zen Life and Practice by Charlotte Joko Beck, edited by Brenda Beck Hess (Shambhala, 2021).

June 29, 2021

Ordinary Mind is the Way, Case 19 in the Mumonkan

Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Looking for Truth in all the wrong places.   Automated Transcript  

June 20, 2021

Juneteenth and the Work of Ultimate Liberation

We can celebrate the 1865 Emancipation while acknowledging the enduring shackles of systemic racism and those of our own afflictions.   Automated Transcript  

June 9, 2021

June 2021 Sesshin, Day 5: Mumonkan #10, Sozan and Poor Seizei

Teisho by Amala-sensei. Working with spiritual poverty.   Automated Transcript  

May 30, 2021

No Teachers, No Students, Nothing To Be Taught

A look at the teacher-student relationship generally, with a focus on the implications of it at the RZC now that Roshi and John Pulleyn-sensei will both be giving dokusan and formally accepting students.

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Rochester Zen Center
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Rochester, NY 14607-2082

Telephone: (585) 473-9180
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Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 8:00am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Our offices are closed on Sundays and Mondays

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