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Sunday January 27

All-day Sitting

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Saturdays February 2 - 23

Finding Your Seat

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Saturday March 23

Sangha Dinner

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New to the Website

RZC Recipes Online

January 24 - February 28

Winter Term Intensive

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Recent Zen Talks

December 16, 2018

The Zen Poetry of Ryokan

Ryokan was an eccentric 18th-century enlightened Zen  hermit-monk who is still beloved in Japan for his poetry. In this collection of his verses, One Robe, One Bowl, he captures both the beauty and pathos of human life, and like his younger contemporary Thoreau, the wonders of nature.

December 7, 2018

December 2018 Sesshin, Day 3: Catching a Feather on a Fan: A Zen Retreat With Master Sheng Yen, by John Crook

Dharma Talk by John Pulleyn

December 5, 2018

December 2018 Sesshin, Day 1: Being Dharma: The Essence of the Buddha’s Teachings, by Ajahn Chah

Dharma Talk by John Pulleyn

December 2, 2018

Mumonkan #32, “A Non-buddhist Questions the Buddha”

A non-Buddhist comes to awakening before the Buddha, sitting in silence, while his longtime disciple Ananda, standing in attendance, remains dumbfounded. How notions of identity can bind us. Who awakens? No one!

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Our Quarterly Magazine

Zen Bow

Zen Bow is our quarterly publication featuring writings from members of our Sangha

Snooty Zen Monk

From Autumn 2018, Vol. XL, No. 3

Zen and The Art of Snobbery
by Anonymous

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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