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Upcoming Events

Wednesday April 10 (In-person)

Youth Night in the Zendo

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April 13-20, 2024 (Hybrid)

7-Day Sesshin

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Help with the Cost of Sesshin

RZC’s Training Fund

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Sunday April 21 (Hybrid)

Uprooting Racism

Sunday April 21 (Online)

Zen of Living and Dying

Sunday April 21 (Online)

Dharma Reflections

Monday April 22 (Online)

Parent Practice Group

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Chapin Mill

Our Retreat Center

A spacious, light-filled setting
designed for meditation practice


Recent Zen Talks

April 7, 2024

What’s the Rush?

Dropping our habitual, compulsive busyness and finding our refuge in the direct experience of this moment. Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn.  Automated Transcript

March 31, 2024

Living and Dying

Birth and death are not discrete events, but rather part of a continuing process of coming and going. Teisho by Sensei Dhara Kowal.  Automated Transcript

March 25, 2024

Roshi Gerardo Gally and Casa Zen

Talk by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede.  Automated Transcript

March 24, 2024

The Zen Practice of Non-abiding

Dharma Talk by Ven. Trueman Taylor.  Automated Transcript

March 10, 2024

Facing Uncertainty

Daring to live fully in the shadow of possible disaster. 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

From Spring 2018, Vol. XL, No. 1

One Tow In the Water
by Robert Veeder

From Summer 2019, Vol. XLI, No. 2

Consciousness & Koans
by Rick Smith

From Summer 2019, Vol. XLI, No. 2

Sei and Her Soul Separate
by Roshi Philip Kapleau

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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