The Blindness of Other-ist Views

Conceptualizing people of conflicting political views or of different race, ethnicity, or gender as “other” leads us to more easily react with hostility to what they say, especially in the anonymous and reckless world of social media. Based on the age-old Buddhist warning about the harm arising from attachment to views and opinions, Zen practice,…

Email: June 20

Chapin Mill Work Retreat: Next Tuesday Evening through Lunch on Saturday Here’s a link to the schedule for the work retreat, including additional information such as private instruction (daisan) and dokusan evenings: https://www.rzc.org/news/chapin-mill-work-retreat/. Roshi will give dokusan at Arnold Park on Monday evening, June 24, and then, on Tuesday, we’ll move our operations to Chapin…

Family Program

Welcome! The family program at the Rochester Zen Center is rooted in the belief that Zen practice can be integrated with family life. We welcome the children and families of all Zen Center members, no matter what their spiritual backgrounds. We work to create opportunities for children and parents to engage in regularly scheduled activities…

Email: June 8

Chapin Mill Work Retreat: June 25 – June 29 Our annual four days of work, zazen, and country living begins with sitting on Tuesday evening and wraps up with lunch on Saturday. All members, trial members, friends, and families, including children, are welcome! Let us know what times you’d like to be there, so we…