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Giving to the Center

January 16 - February 20

Winter Term Intensive

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Sunday January 19

All-day Sitting

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Saturdays: February 1 - 22

Finding Your Seat


Family Program

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Recent Zen Talks

January 19, 2020

Twenty-eight Benefits of Meditation

From a 1st-century Buddhist text.

January 9, 2020

January 2020 Sesshin, Day 5: The Undying Lamp of Zen: The Testament of Zen Master Torei (trans. by T. Cleary)

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

January 6, 2020

January 2020 Sesshin, Day 2: Swampland Flowers: The Letters and Lectures of Zen Master Ta Hui (trans. by J.C. Cleary)

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

December 29, 2019

Nuturing Self-control Through the Social Emotions

A presentation of studies suggesting that gratitude, compassion, and decent pride are features of morality that foster self-control and perseverance more than do will-power and grit.

More Talks

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

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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