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Upcoming Events

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Saturday June 15 (In-person)

Saturday Dokusan (Dhara-sensei)

Sunday June 16 (In-person)

Youth Sunday

Sunday June 16 (Hybrid)

Sangha Meeting

Wednesday June 19 (In-person)

Youth Night in the Zendo

Thursday June 20 (Hybrid)

Repentance Ceremony

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Chapin Mill

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A spacious, light-filled setting
designed for meditation practice

Podcast

Recent Zen Talks

June 3, 2024

The Illusion of a Separate Self

June 2024 Sesshin, Day 2
Commentary on the teachings of Tangen Harada Roshi (Part 2). From Throw Yourself into the House of Buddha: The Life and Teachings of Tangen Harada Roshi. Translated by Belenda Attaway Yamakawa. Edited by Kogen Czarina. Afterword by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Shambhala Press, 2012. Teisho by Sensei Dhara Kowal.  Automated Transcript

June 2, 2024

Zazen

June 2024 Sesshin, Day 1
Commentary on the teachings of Tangen Harada Roshi (Part 1). From Throw Yourself into the House of Buddha: The Life and Teachings of Tangen Harada Roshi. Translated by Belenda Attaway Yamakawa. Edited by Kogen Czarina. Afterword by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Shambhala Press, 2012. Teisho by Sensei Dhara Kowal.  Automated Transcript

May 19, 2024

Returning to Spiritual Practice After Clergy Sexual Misconduct

At the heart of clergy sexual misconduct is the breaking of sacred trust. This is one woman's story of finding her way back to spiritual practice and community in the aftermath of filing a complaint of clergy sexual misconduct.  Coming to the Path Talk by Anna Belle Leiserson.  Automated Transcript

April 28, 2024

Grasping and Aversion

Bringing awareness to the habitual reactivity that diminishes our lives. Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn.  Automated Transcript

April 15, 2024

Attaining the Way #2

April 2024 Sesshin, Day 2
Commentary on the teachings of Chan Master Sheng Yen, Part 2. Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn.  Automated Transcript

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Our Quarterly Magazine

Zen Bow

Zen Bow is our quarterly publication featuring writings from members of our Sangha

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From Winter 2018, Vol. XL, No. 4

Distant Bodhisattvas
by Angela Häkkilä

Contact Us

Rochester Zen Center
7 Arnold Park
Rochester, NY 14607-2082

Telephone: (585) 473-9180
Fax: (585) 473-6846
Email: receptionist@rzc.org

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 8:00am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Our offices are closed on Sundays and Mondays

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