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News & Events

January 20 - February 17

Winter Term Intensive

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Sunday January 30

Extended Sitting

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February 22-26, 2022

4-Day Sesshin

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11 am Saturdays via Zoom

Finding Your Seat

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Recent Zen Talks

December 19, 2021

Faith, Doubt, Determination

The three essentials of Zen practice.  A teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Automated transcript

December 18, 2021

CoronaCast: December 18

Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede's latest podcast episode: a blur of change. Automated transcript

December 11, 2021

December 2021 Sesshin, Day 1: Opening the Hand of Thought by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi

A Dharma Talk by Trueman Taylor. Automated transcript

December 5, 2021

Zen Practice and the Thinking Mind

Replacing grasping and aversion with awareness. A teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Automated transcript.

November 27, 2021

A Look at the Precepts

Morality as the first of the three foundations of Zen practice. A teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Automated transcript

November 9, 2021

November 2021 Sesshin, Day 3: Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck

Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Automated transcript

November 7, 2021

November 2021 Sesshin, Day 1: Attaining the Way by Master Sheng Yen

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

Buddha's flower

From Spring 2019, Vol. XLI, No. 1

Buddha Holds Up a Flower
by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

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From Winter 2018, Vol. XL, No. 4

Nansen Kills the Cat
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
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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