Email: 07-07-2022

New Fees for Online Sesshin It has been our policy that if you’re attending sesshin online and wish to go to dokusan, you need to attend at least two of the four daily blocks of sitting. Beginning with the July sesshin, online sesshin participants will also need to pay $5 for each block they plan…

Youth Program

Parents, Sunday, August 21 at 8:30 am is another opportunity to drop off your kids and join the zendo! We’ll meet in the backyard of Arnold Park, near the community space; you’ll be able to pick up your children in the same place at 10:30 after the sitting. Since we anticipate a wide range of…

Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn

Teisho, (pronounced “TAY-show”), is a formal (though largely extemporaneous) commentary given at Rochester Zen Center by either Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede or Sensei John Pulleyn while facing the altar. In sesshin it is usually on a koan or other Zen text, whereas outside sesshin it may be on a non-Zen article or book. A teisho is…

Email: 06-20-2022

Chapin Mill Work Retreat, June 28 – July 2 You’re still welcome to come for all or part of the retreat, and there’s plenty of space to stay overnight. There’s no fee, although donations for food are welcome (suggested donation: $20/day). Complete the Chapin Mill Work Retreat Form to let us know when you’d like…

Chapin Mill Work Retreat

For many years, we’ve held an annual work retreat in honor of Ralph Chapin, who donated his country estate to the Center back in 1996.   The goal of the retreat is to work together on upkeep of the buildings and grounds – and at the same time intensify our meditation practice and enjoy the beauty…

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,…