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Upcoming Events

Friday May 24 (Hybrid)

Temple Night and Jukai

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Saturday May 25 (In-person)

Buddha’s Birthday

Wednesday May 22 (In-person)

Youth Night in the Zendo

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June 1-8, 2024 (Hybrid)

7-Day Sesshin

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Help with the Cost of Sesshin

RZC’s Training Fund

Sunday June 2 (Online)

Zen of Living and Dying

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Saturday June 15 (In-person)

Saturday Dokusan (John-sensei)

Sunday June 16 (In-person)

Youth Sunday

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Chapin Mill

Our Retreat Center

A spacious, light-filled setting
designed for meditation practice

Podcast

Recent Zen Talks

May 19, 2024

Returning to Spiritual Practice After Clergy Sexual Misconduct

At the heart of clergy sexual misconduct is the breaking of sacred trust. This is one woman's story of finding her way back to spiritual practice and community in the aftermath of filing a complaint of clergy sexual misconduct.  Coming to the Path Talk by Anna Belle Leiserson.  Automated Transcript

April 28, 2024

Grasping and Aversion

Bringing awareness to the habitual reactivity that diminishes our lives. Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn.  Automated Transcript

April 15, 2024

Attaining the Way #2

April 2024 Sesshin, Day 2
Commentary on the teachings of Chan Master Sheng Yen, Part 2. Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn.  Automated Transcript

April 14, 2024

Attaining the Way #1

April 2024 Sesshin, Day 1
Commentary on the teachings of Chan Master Sheng Yen Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn.  Automated Transcript

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

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

"Birth"

From Spring 2020, Vol. XLII, No. 1

The Movie: “Birth”
by Trueman Taylor

From Spring 2018, Vol. XL, No. 1

One Tow In the Water
by Robert Veeder

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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