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Sunday October 28

All-day Sitting

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Finding Your Seat

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Saturday December 15

Sangha Dinner

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Work Retreat 2018

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Recent Zen Talks

October 14, 2018

Caring, Engaging, Voting

The minimal response we can offer our descendants, who are under more threats than ever, is to vote. This is a contemporary way to “enter the marketplace with helping hands,” the ultimate stage of Dharma practice.

September 23, 2018

Blue Cliff Record #55, “Dogo’s ‘I Won’t Say'”

The relative nature of the terms “living” and “dead,” and how one monk’s struggle with them led him to enlightenment.

September 9, 2018

Integrating Life and Practice: Women’s Voices – Eryl Kubicka

A Dharma talk by Eryl Kubicka on the second day of the September 2018 two-day sesshin.

August 19, 2018

Teisho by Roshi Philip Kapleau, June 1975 Sesshin, Day 7: Mumonkan #36 “Goso’s ‘No Words or Silence'”

Recording of a teisho given by Roshi Philip Kapleau on the last day of the June 1975 sesshin and played on Founder’s Day, August 19, 2018.

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

Telephone: (585) 473-9180
Fax: (585) 473-6846

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

Our offices are closed on Sundays and Mondays

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