Sangha Brunch Social

In last year’s Sangha Renewal Survey, we learned that the #1 need of our Sangha is to have opportunities to interact with other members. Thus was born the Sangha Brunch Social. In addition to a great spread of food, we will facilitate a fun and creative activity –- seated at round tables with chairs!— that…

Dharma Reflections

A Sangha Engagement Online Program Dharma Reflections takes place the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 to 2:15pm Eastern on Zoom. Longtime RZC member and practitioner Larry McSpadden leads  friendly discussions, suitable for newcomers and established members alike, on short selections of Buddhist writings and teachings. Larry’s Notes & Quotes August 21: Dependent Origination,…

Summer Youth Camp

The Zen Center is excited to announce that this summer we will be hosting a weekend summer camp to engage youth in interactive learning experiences that inform – and create a safe space for thinking about – race, racism, and anti-racism within the context of Buddhist teaching. The camp will be held at Chapin Mill…

Staff Break

Tuesday, August 23, will be the last formal in person sitting before the Center’s two-week break which runs from August 24 through September 6. During the break we’ll continue to hold sittings on Zoom Monday through Saturday morning from 7:00 to 8:00, Sunday morning from 8:30 to 9:30, and  Monday through Friday evening from 7:00…

Zen of Living and Dying

About every couple of weeks after the Sunday morning sitting at 11:15 a.m., a group of Sangha members meets for an hour on Zoom to provide support for each other while dealing with issues of life, death, and illness. Participants affectionately refer to the group as ZLD. At ZLD meetings, we share, we listen, we…

Extended Sitting

Daily sittings are great, but an extended sitting is a chance to wade further into the waters of zazen. You’ll get a break from stress, a taste of a sesshin day, and maybe even a new perspective on your mind and life. Besides the usual sitting that will run from 8:30 to around 10:30, there…

Dharma Talk by Eryl Kubicka

The next Dharma talk will be delivered by Eryl Kubicka after the morning sitting on Sunday, June 19. Here, at the Rochester Zen Center, a Dharma Talk is a talk on some aspect of the Buddhist teachings from a Zen perspective given by a senior student of either Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede or Sensei John Pulleyn….