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Upcoming Events

January 25 - March 7 (Hybrid)

Winter Term Intensive

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Saturday March 2 (In-person)

Saturday Dokusan (John-sensei)

Sunday March 3 (Hybrid)

Extended Sitting

Sunday March 3 (In-person)

Youth Sunday

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Saturday March 9 (In-person)

Introduction to Zen: Meditation Workshop

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Sunday March 10 (Hybrid)

Uprooting Racism

Sunday March 10 (Online)

Zen of Living and Dying

Thursday March 14 (Hybrid)

Repentance Ceremony

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Chapin Mill

Our Retreat Center

A spacious, light-filled setting
designed for meditation practice

Podcast

Recent Zen Talks

February 25, 2024

The Ebb and Flow of Zen Practice

Conditions come and go. At times, one may feel motivated and energized by practice, and, at other times, discouraged and stuck in a rut. How do we stay engaged in the midst of changing conditions? Teisho by Sensei Dhara Kowal. Automated Transcript

February 18, 2024

Getting Beyond Age

Talk by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Automated Transcript

February 18, 2024

Advice on Sesshin Practice #2

February 2024 Sesshin, Day 2
Chan Master Sheng Yen’s Helps and Hindrances to Sesshin Practice, Part 2. Sources: Faith in Mind: A Commentary on Seng Ts’an’s Classic by Chan Master Sheng Yen; Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart by Christina Feldman and Jack Kornfield; One Hand Clapping: Zen Stories for All Ages by Rafe Martin; Taking Flight: A... Dharma Talk by Ven. Jissai Prince-Cherry. Automated Transcript

February 17, 2024

Advice on Sesshin Practice #1

February 2024 Sesshin, Day 1
Chan Master Sheng Yen’s Helps and Hindrances to Sesshin Practice, Part 1. Sources: Faith in Mind: A Commentary on Seng Ts’an’s Classic by Chan Master Sheng Yen; Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart by Christina Feldman and Jack Kornfield; One Hand Clapping: Zen Stories for All Ages by Rafe Martin; Taking Flight: A... Dharma Talk by Ven. Jissai Prince-Cherry. Automated Transcript

February 11, 2024

No-Self and Habits

Full title: No-Self and Habits as Far as the Eye Can See Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. 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

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From Summer 2018, Vol. XL, No. 2

Awaken to the True Self
by Harada Tangen Roshi

Hard core zendo vacuuming

From Autumn 2024, Vol. XLV, No. 3

Zen and Work Practice
by Sensei Dhara Kowal

Capitol Hill

From Spring 2020, Vol. XLII, No. 1

The Journey Towards Rıght Action
by Alan Leiserson

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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