Kazuaki Tanahashi, who has a long and deep connection with Shinge Roshi and Hoen-ji, will be visiting the Zen Center. He will join us for 7 am morning zazen on Monday and an informal breakfast afterwards, and then will be going to St. Lawrence University to give a presentation on the enso (circle). Kaz is internationally renowned for his calligraphic paintings; his large-scale enso in gold on black ground hangs in our Forman House Dharma Hall. Shinge Roshi has written many articles and a book, Circle (published this year in Europe), about his art. Read more »
Come view the contemplative work of Lily Fein. Lily is an officer of Syracuse University's Student Buddhist Association and sits at Hoen-ji. An opening reception will occur on Thursday, November 15th from 6-8pm.
Tsa-tsas are an ancient form of devotional Buddhist art found in Tibet, Mongolia and the Himalayan region. Small clay or plaster sculptures of buddhas, bodhisattvas and other holy images are cast and painted to create positive karmic energy for individuals and the surroundings.
Join us for a peaceful day of tsa-tsa painting, sacred stories, mantras and meditation on White Tara, the beautiful female Buddha of health, healing and long-life. Read more »
We rise every morning to a new day, wash our faces, brush our teeth, make coffee, yet are we grateful for the water that allows us to live this day? On Saturday, October 9, leaders from the Onondaga Nation and the Zen Center of Syracuse will conduct “Honoring and Giving Thanks to the Onondaga Waters,” a series of ceremonies, and will dedicate a large-scale stone sculpture by Haudenosaunee artist Tom Huff. The events, which are free and open to the public, will begin at 1:30 p.m. along the Onondaga Creek at the Zen Center of Syracuse, 266 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Read more »