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Sunday April 21

All-day Sitting

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Saturdays April 13 & 20

Finding Your Seat

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Saturday July 13

Sangha Dinner

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From the RZC Kitchen

RZC Recipes Online

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Fri May 25 - Sun May 27

Buddha’s Birthday Weekend

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Recent Zen Talks

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

March 17, 2019

Friendship: A Remedy for Cultural Disruption and Loneliness

Those who perpetrate mass shootings such as the one in New Zealand last week are often “loners.” But more people than ever in our country and elsewhere, while more “connected” than ever via social media, suffer from social isolation, which in turn can breed fear and distrust. Cultivating adult friends can help.

March 10, 2019

The Value of Getting Lost

Losing our bearings in the world, either literally or figuratively, can provoke anxiety, but it also opens us to new vistas. Zazen at its best draws us into this state of wonder-ing, where we have the promise of losing our self and finding true freedom.

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Our Quarterly Magazine

Zen Bow

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

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From Winter 2018, Vol. XL, No. 4

Nansen Kills the Cat
by Roshi Philip Kapleau

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From Winter 2018, Vol. XL, No. 4

Distant Bodhisattvas
by Angela Häkkilä

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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