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News & Events

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SATURDAY December 3 (In-Person)

Introduction to Zen: Meditation Workshop

Saturday December 3

Finding Your Seat

Sunday December 4

Zen of Living and Dying

Monday December 5

DepreshZen

Sunday December 11

Extended Sitting

Sunday December 18

Youth Sunday

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Chapin Mill

Our Retreat Center

A spacious, light-filled setting
designed for meditation practice

Podcast

Recent Zen Talks

November 26, 2022

The Precepts, Part 2: The Ten Cardinal Precepts

Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Automated Transcript

November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving Advice

Talk by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Automated Transcript

November 13, 2022

The Precepts, Part 1: The Three Poisons, Repentance, The Three Refuges, and The Three Pure Precepts

Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Automated Transcript

November 1, 2022

The Teachings of Maurine Stuart-roshi 3

Sesshin: November 2022, Day 3. Description: A master once said, “The taste of Zen is pain in the knees.” How do we work creatively with pain and weariness in these early days of sesshin? Source(s): Subtle Sound by Roko Sherry Chayat, Shambhala 1996 Teisho by Roshi Amala Wrightson. Automated Transcript

October 31, 2022

The Teachings of Maurine Stuart-roshi 2

Sesshin: November 2022, Day 2. Description: Practising right where we are. Source(s): Meetings with Remarkable Women by Lenore Friedman, Shambhala 1987; Subtle Sound by Roko Sherry Chayat, Shambhala 1996. Teisho by Roshi Amala Wrightson. Automated Transcript

October 30, 2022

The Teachings of Maurine Stuart-roshi 1

Sesshin: November 2022, Day 1. Description: Biographical material Source(s): Meetings with Remarkable Women by Lenore Friedman, Shambhala 1987; Subtle Sound by Roko Sherry Chayat, Shambhala 1996. Teisho by Roshi Amala Wrightson. Automated Transcript

October 9, 2022

Zen Destruction and Aspiration

How Zen practice deconstructs the self while the Dharma nourishes the Self, with a commentary on the koan “Linji’s Blind Donkey” Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. 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

Buddha's flower

From Spring 2019, Vol. XLI, No. 1

Buddha Holds Up a Flower
by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

Painting of Nansen and cat by Shōkei

From Winter 2018, Vol. XL, No. 4

Nansen Kills the Cat
by Roshi Philip Kapleau

Snooty Zen Monk

From Autumn 2018, Vol. XL, No. 3

Zen and The Art of Snobbery
by Anonymous

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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