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Upcoming Events

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Friday May 24 (Hybrid)

Buddha’s Birthday 2024

Saturday May 18 (Hybrid)

Annual Meeting

Saturday May 18 (In-person)

Arnold Park Work Day

Sunday May 19 (Hybrid)

Extended Sitting

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Sunday May 19 (Hybrid)

Uprooting Racism

Sunday May 19 (Online)

Zen of Living and Dying

Sunday May 19 (Online)

Dharma Reflections

Monday May 20 (Online)

Parent Practice Group

Wednesday May 22 (In-person)

Youth Night in the Zendo

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June 1-8, 2024 (Hybrid)

7-Day Sesshin

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Chapin Mill

Our Retreat Center

A spacious, light-filled setting
designed for meditation practice

Podcast

Recent Zen Talks

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

April 14, 2024

Attaining the Way #1

April 2024 Sesshin, Day 1
Commentary on the teachings of Chan Master Sheng Yen Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn.  Automated Transcript

April 7, 2024

What’s the Rush?

Dropping our habitual, compulsive busyness and finding our refuge in the direct experience of this moment. Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn.  Automated Transcript

March 31, 2024

Living and Dying

Birth and death are not discrete events, but rather part of a continuing process of coming and going. Teisho by Sensei Dhara Kowal.  Automated Transcript

Treasure Trove of Past Talks

Our Quarterly Magazine

Zen Bow

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

From Summer 2019, Vol. XLI, No. 2

Sei and Her Soul Separate
by Roshi Philip Kapleau

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From Winter 2018, Vol. XL, No. 4

Distant Bodhisattvas
by Angela Häkkilä

From Spring 2018, Vol. XL, No. 1

Transcending, Transgending
by Rebecca Bird

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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