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Sunday June 23

All-day Sitting

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Saturdays May 4 & 11, June 1

Finding Your Seat

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Saturday July 13

Sangha Dinner

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RZC Recipes Online

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Fri May 25 - Sun May 27

Buddha’s Birthday Weekend

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Recent Zen Talks

May 12, 2019

Dharma talk by Eryl Kubicka, “Responding and Resilience in Parenting”

Based on a New York Times  article “Which is Better; Rewards or Punishments? Neither” by Heather Turgeon. It describes a middle way of engaging with children, essentially based on responding out of our true nature and intuition without getting stuck in preconceptions. Link to the NYT article. Link to video featuring Anna Breytenbach, “animal communicator.”

April 28, 2019

Conspiracy Theories: Why Believe Them?

Recently we’ve seen conspiracy theories gaining wider currency in our country, which is just the latest surge in a long history of such theories. What spawns such ideas, and why do so many people believe in even the most far-fetched ones?

April 21, 2019

Where Christ and Bodhidharma Meet

An Easter Sunday look at apophatic theology, the Christian view of God as essentially unknowable or ineffable, which also insists that human language is inadequate to describe God. This insight overlaps with Zen and the famous words of its Founder: “I don’t know.”

April 6, 2019

April 2019 Sesshin, Day 7: Mumonkan #2, “Hyakujo’s Fox” Part 2

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

April 5, 2019

April 2019 Sesshin, Day 6: Mumonkan #2, “Hyakujo’s Fox” Part 1

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

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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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