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Sunday November 21

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Our Commitment to Inclusion

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Sat. Sept. 11 & Sun. Sept 12

Sangha Programs Launching Two New Groups

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Recent Zen Talks

September 12, 2021

Recognizing the Inevitable

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Like individuals, all nations and worlds pass. By fully facing this, with daily practice we can breathe life and even joy into our lives. Automated transcript

August 15, 2021

Anatta: The Teaching of Not-Self

Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Automated transcript

August 6, 2021

CoronaCast: August 6

Roshi's latest podcast: Deja Vu - Adapting to the COVID variants. Automated transcript

July 30, 2021

July 2021 Sesshin, Day 7: Blue Cliff Record #4, “Tokusan Carries His Bundle”

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Automated transcript

July 29, 2021

July 2021 Sesshin, Day 6: The Way of Korean Zen by Kusan Sunim (trans. by Martine Batchelor)

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Automated transcript

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). 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

Snooty Zen Monk

From Autumn 2018, Vol. XL, No. 3

Zen and The Art of Snobbery
by Anonymous

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From Summer 2018, Vol. XL, No. 2

Awaken to the True Self
by Harada Tangen Roshi

Capitol Hill

From Spring 2020, Vol. XLII, No. 1

The Journey Towards Rıght Action
by Alan Leiserson

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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