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News & Events

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Sep. 24 - Oct. 1

7 Day Hybrid Sesshin

Sunday October 2

Zen of Living and Dying

Tuesday October 11

Bodhidharma Day

SATURDAY October 15 (In-person)

Introduction to Zen: Meditation Workshop

Saturday October 15

Finding Your Seat

Sunday October 16

Youth Program

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Chapin Mill

Our Retreat Center

A spacious, light-filled setting
designed for meditation practice

Podcast

Recent Zen Talks

September 18, 2022

Zen Teacher Authorization

A look at the sanctioning next month of Donna Kowal and at my stepping aside, featuring Case 40 in the Mumonkan, “Kicking Over the Water Bottle.” Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede.

September 11, 2022

Faith: Passages from “And There Was Light” by Jacques Lusseran

Dharma Talk by Eryl Kubicka.

September 10, 2022

The Teachings of Empty Cloud (Xu Yun) followed by Q & A

Dharma Talk by Eryl Kubicka.

August 21, 2022

OK with Things as They Are

By trying to wall off the inevitable pain we encounter, we make it hurt more and last longer. Acceptance and practice show us another way. Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Automated Transcript

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

Treasure Trove of Past Talks

Our Quarterly Magazine

Zen Bow

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

From Summer 2019, Vol. XLI, No. 2

Consciousness & Koans
by Rick Smith

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From Summer 2018, Vol. XL, No. 2

Harada Tangen Roshi
by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

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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