The practice of Zen has always been based on a strong effort by the individual. Becoming a Member or Friend of the Center can assist in that effort by providing opportunities to strengthen Zen practice, cultivate mindfulness in everyday life, and more deeply engage in our supportive community.
Membership is open to anyone 18 years of age and over. Even those not wishing to become a student of Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede, Abbot of the Rochester Zen Center, as well as students of other teachers are welcome as members. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, religion, or sexual orientation.
Zen Center members may participate in our activities to whatever extent they wish. Members may:
An alternative way of strengthening and becoming more deeply engaged in the practice of Zen is by becoming a Friend of the Center. Friends are those who, due to distance or some other reason, do not participate in our activities yet wish to maintain a mutually supportive relationship with LZC. To encourage your personal spiritual growth and keep you informed of our activities, Friends will:
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