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…

Online All-day Sitting

On Sunday, May 31,  we’ll hold an all-day sitting, using Zoom. Private Instruction will also be offered during the late-morning and afternoon zazen blocks. If you’re interested or have any questions, email Trueman (trueman@rzc.org) to arrange an appointment and discuss format (FaceTime, Skype, etc.). Here is the schedule with additional information: Schedule Online Platform 6:15…

Giving to the Center

  Donations from our members and friends comprise the lion’s share of the Center’s annual budget, which supports daily sittings, retreats, podcasts, publications, and more. You can now donate to the Center through PayPal using a credit card, and you have the choice of paying in one lump sum or by a recurring monthly payment,…

Message from Roshi

Feeling disconnected from the Center? Are you missing Roshi and residents, as they are missing you? During this period of lockdown and social distancing, Roshi has been recording short periodic podcasts, reflecting on our current situation. Here’s the most recent, and you can find others in the podcast feed below. In addition, at the start…