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Sunday December 2

All-day Sitting

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Next Session Saturday November 17

Finding Your Seat

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Saturday December 15

Sangha Dinner

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RZC Recipes Online

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Work Retreat 2018

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Recent Zen Talks

November 10, 2018

November 2018 Sesshin, Day 7: Mumonkan #48, “Kempo’s One Road”

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

November 9, 2018

November 2018 Sesshin, Day 6: Shoyoroku #20, “Dizang’s ‘Most Intimate’”

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

October 28, 2018

Miaozong’s Dharma Encounter, Amala-sensei

Throughout much of history women’s bodies have been viewed as impure and dangerous by prevailing androcentric cultures, west and east, and unfortunately there still are many examples of this attitude in Buddhism today. In this story from the Song Dynasty, Miaozong, a Dharma heir of Dahui, courageously gives a lively demonstration of the true nature...

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.

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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

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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