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News & Events

SATURDAY August 20 (In-person)

Introduction to Zen: Meditation Workshop

Saturday August 20

Finding Your Seat

Sunday August 21

Youth Program

Sunday August 21

Sangha Brunch Social

SUNDAY August 21

Dharma Reflections

August 24-September 6

Staff Break

Sunday August 28

Zen of Living and Dying

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September 9-11

2-Day Hybrid Sesshin

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Chapin Mill

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A spacious, light-filled setting
designed for meditation practice

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Recent Zen Talks

August 14, 2022

Teisho by Roshi Philip Kapleau, December 1979 Sesshin, Day 7: Hekiganroku #38, “Fuketsu and the Dharma Seal”

Played on Founder’s Day – August 14, 2022. Teisho by Roshi Philip Kapleau. Automated Transcript

July 26, 2022

July 2022 Sesshin, Day 3: Dream Conversations: On Buddhism and Zen: Kokushi, Muso (trans. by Thomas Cleary)

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Automated Transcript

July 25, 2022

July 2022 Sesshin, Day 2: Dream Conversations: On Buddhism and Zen: Kokushi, Muso (trans. by Thomas Cleary)

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Automated Transcript

July 24, 2022

July 2022 Sesshin, Day 1: Dream Conversations: On Buddhism and Zen: Kokushi, Muso (trans. by Thomas Cleary)

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Automated Transcript

July 17, 2022

Seeing Into Space, Seeing Into Mind

The images revealed by the Webb Telescope will vastly extend our knowledge. Wisdom, however, grows from looking inward. Who is seeing that projection of the mind we call the universe? Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Automated Transcript

July 10, 2022

Zen Buddhism–Religion, or Not?

The book Buddhism, by Smith and Novak, identifies six aspects of religion. How many fit with Zen? Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Automated Transcript

June 26, 2022

Faith

Faith is the anchor of Zen practice, but faith in what? Not a person, not a thing. Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Automated Transcript

Treasure Trove of Past Talks

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Zen Bow

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

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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