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Sunday January 27

All-day Sitting

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Next Session Saturday December 15

Finding Your Seat

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Saturday December 15

Sangha Dinner

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RZC Recipes Online

Monday December 31

New Year’s Eve

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Recent Zen Talks

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!

November 24, 2018

Jukai, Buddhist (Non-)Identity, and the Power of Vows

The ceremony of Jukai (Taking the Precepts) is basically an initiation into the Dharma. To be a Buddhist is to commit to aligning oneself with what is real–direct experience, not thoughts. It is to see things as they are in order to be with things as they are.

November 10, 2018

November 2018 Sesshin, Day 7: Mumonkan #48, “Kempo’s One Road”

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

November 9, 2018

November 2018 Sesshin, Day 6: Shoyoroku #20, “Dizang’s ‘Most Intimate’”

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

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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

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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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