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, February 23 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…

Winter Term Intensive

Beginning on January 16  and ending on February 20  before the February 4-day sesshin, we’ll have a 5-week Term Intensive.  These “TI’s” (we have two each year) are excellent opportunities to step up our sitting and to work with habit patterns we’d like to change.  They’re  also an good way to get to know others…

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,…