Email: June 28

Sangha Hike on Sunday at Durand Eastman Park The next hike organized by the Sangha Engagement Committee will take place this Sunday, June 30. Participants will be meeting near the “Olive Shelter” at the end of Log Cabin Road at approximately 2 PM. (A map is posted here.) For those who would like to share a…

Email: June 25

Live Streaming Is Back Up Mixlr, the live-audio broadcast service used to stream the Center’s formal sittings, is back up and running after resolving its server problems. (Mixlr went down last week and took much longer than expected to restore service.) So for the rest of this week, we’ll be streaming audio from formal sittings…

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…