Chapin Mill Retreat Center is a large, beautiful complex that was specifically designed for meditation practice. The Rochester Zen Center uses this facility for its retreats (sesshin), training program, and community activities. The facility is also available for rental to other religious and spiritual groups who seek an inspiring space for meditation practice.
Situated on 135 acres of forests, meadows, and natural springs, the facility includes bedroom/dormitory accommodations for more than 50 people, a commercial kitchen and spacious dining room, and flexible spaces suitable for presentations, workshops, and yoga practice. The crown jewel of the complex is the zendo (meditation hall) with dozens of windows opening to the fresh air and tranquil sounds of the countryside – an ideal setting for quieting the mind. The zendo doors open out onto a beautiful courtyard.