Sangha Picnic

Summer is here, and the potluck picnic at Chapin Mill , our retreat center outside of Batavia, is coming soon! This year’s picnic is set for Saturday, August 17. Come and enjoy Sangha, great food, and 125 acres of woods, ponds, foxes, turtles, and much more. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with members –…

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…

Finding Your Seat

Although Zen practice is simple and direct, it’s not easy, and getting the habit of daily sitting established can be difficult. Between Introductory Workshops, the Center offers a series of Saturday sessions that aim to help with that. Anyone who’s attended a Workshop, whether you’ve become a member yet or not, is welcome. Sessions are…

All-day Sitting

Here are details for the next scheduled all-day sitting: All-day Sitting Sunday, September 22 Daily sittings at the Center are great, but each all-day 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…