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News & Events

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Sunday January 27

All-day Sitting

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Saturdays February 2 - 23

Finding Your Seat

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Saturday March 23

Sangha Dinner

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New to the Website

RZC Recipes Online

January 24 - February 28

Winter Term Intensive

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Recent Zen Talks

January 11, 2019

January 2019 Sesshin, Day 6: Blue Cliff Record #5, “Kyogen’s Man Up a Tree”

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

January 6, 2019

January 2019 Sesshin, Day 1: Short Autobiographies of Two Chinese Zen Masters

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

December 16, 2018

The Zen Poetry of Ryokan

Ryokan was an eccentric 18th-century enlightened Zen  hermit-monk who is still beloved in Japan for his poetry. In this collection of his verses, One Robe, One Bowl, he captures both the beauty and pathos of human life, and like his younger contemporary Thoreau, the wonders of nature.

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Our Quarterly Magazine

Zen Bow

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

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From Winter 2018, Vol. XL, No. 4

Nansen Kills the Cat
by Roshi Philip Kapleau

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From Winter 2018, Vol. XL, No. 4

Distant Bodhisattvas
by Angela Häkkilä

Contact Us

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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