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Sunday October 27

All-day Sitting

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Saturdays: October 12, 19, 26

Finding Your Seat

October 10 - October 31

Fall Term Intensive


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Recent Zen Talks

October 5, 2019

October 2019 Sesshin, Day 7, Amala-sensei: Ziyong’s Ship of Compassion

Teisho by Sensei Amala Wrightson

October 3, 2019

October 2019 Sesshin, Day 5, Amala-sensei: Subtle Sound: The Zen Teachings of Maurine Stuart, edited by Roko Sherry Chayat

Teisho by Sensei Amala Wrightson

September 22, 2019

Zazen As Pure Science Experiment

The dichotomy of science and religion, empiricism and direct experience, falls apart in the practice of Zen. Curiosity, wonder, investigation–these are the essentials of both science and the mystical spiritual traditions such as Zen.

September 15, 2019

What If Global Warming Is Irreversible?

If it is, how would that change our behavior? Each one of us will die someday anyway, so how do we work with that? Jonathan Franzen presents the worst-case scenario, but then there are other points of view.

September 7, 2019

September 2019 Sesshin, Day 1: Encouraging Words: Zen Buddhist Teachings for Western Students, by Robert Aitken

Dharma talk by Eryl Kubicka

August 18, 2019

Teisho by Roshi Philip Kapleau, November 1976 Sesshin, Day 5: Mumonkan #8 “Keichu’s Cart”

Teisho by Roshi Philip Kaleau, played on Founder’s Day – August, 18, 2019.

August 11, 2019

Global Buddhism: A Display of Emptiness

Based on a 2017 Tricycle article by Kurt Spellmeyer: “Globalism 3.0: The Secret to World Harmony Isn’t Oneness. It’s multiplicity.”

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Our Quarterly Magazine

Zen Bow

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

Larry McSpadden

From Summer 2019, Vol. XLI, No. 2

Sitting with Care
by Larry McSpadden

From Summer 2019, Vol. XLI, No. 2

Sei and Her Soul Separate
by Roshi Philip Kapleau

From Summer 2019, Vol. XLI, No. 2

Consciousness & Koans
by Rick Smith

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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