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News & Events

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Sunday February 24

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

February 17, 2019

Dharma Talk by Tom Kowal, “Dharma and Depression – Part 2”

Dharma Talk by Tom Kowal

February 10, 2019

Dharma Talk by John Pulleyn: “Why Buddhism Is True”

Commentary on the book, Why Buddhism Is True by Robert Wright – a look at Buddhism from the standpoint of evolutionary psychology.

January 27, 2019

Secular Creeds as Substitutes for Religion

In his article “America’s New Religions,” Andrew Sullivan argues that all of us–conservatives, liberals, and even atheists–have our “religions”: belief systems, ideologies, or tribal affiliations that we “worship” beyond reason because they give meaning to our lives. The deities of secular faith may be scientism, progress, self-improvement, social justice ideology, or reason itself. Other gods...

January 11, 2019

January 2019 Sesshin, Day 6: Mumonkan #5, “Kyogen’s Man Up a Tree”

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

January 6, 2019

January 2019 Sesshin, Day 1: Short Autobiographies of Two Chinese Zen Masters

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

More Talks

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

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 8:00am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Our offices are closed on Sundays and Mondays

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