meditation

All-Day Sit

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Registration for the All-Day Sit will be closed Thursday, Oct 3.

Please come to celebrate Roshi's 70th birthday at this All-Day Sit.

This day will include morning service, several periods of zazen and kinhin (sitting and walking meditation), a silent lunch, a period of work practice, and a teisho given by Shinge Roshi.

We are accepting full-time registrations. Part-time requests will be put on a waiting list. We are expecting a full zendo, so please register as soon as possible!

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Date: 
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sit-In over the Genesee River

Meditators are welcome to join this sit-in at the Pont de Rennes pedestrian bridge in Rochester. Plastic inflatable cushions and mats will be provided; feel free to bring your favorite gear for meditations and/or signage. Those who are interested in this issue but have no experience meditating are welcome to join in silent witness, attention, and sending healing to this dear river, the 32nd most polluted in the nation. For more information, please contact dwilder@rochester.rr.com.

Date: 
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Conscious Stress Reduction

This course is offered several times a year. Eight evening classes consist of training, practice, and discussion. Additionally, one-hour individual sessions may be scheduled to set specific goals and respond to individual needs. 

The fee is $200, and includes 4 CDs and a workbook. The fee for optional individual sessions is: sliding scale ($50-$90) for non-members, $50 for members. Please register by contacting the instructor by phone or email. Arrangements for payment may be made with Dr. Cross directly.

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Course teaching resilience through meditation and mindfulness training

Basic Buddhism

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This six-part course explores basic questions about Buddhist teachings and practice. Read more »

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Course exploring Buddhist teachings and practice

Deep Presence

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This course in the cultivation of mindfulness is offered regularly at the Zen Center, taught by Shinge Roshi, Roko Sherry Chayat. Six evening classes include meditation instruction and practice, group discussion, and light refreshments. 

The fee is $125; a reduced rate of $85 is available for students, seniors, and those with limited income.

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Introduction to meditation course

Zazen

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Daily

Two Day Mind Training Retreat with Achok Rinpoche

All are welcome to Achok Rinpoche’s first retreat at the Zen Center of Syracuse.  Please join us for any part of the schedule.

  • Friday, November 30th 7-9pm
  • Saturday, December 1st 9am-5pm
  • Sunday, December 2nd 9am-12pm

Minimums donation: $25

For more information and to register, contact Myoko Jennifer Waters via e-mail at youarelight10@gmail.com or phone at (315) 247-8613.

Date: 
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 - 7:00pm - Sun, Dec 2, 2012 - 12:00pm

Registration for Conscious Stress Reduction Course

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Learn to reduce stress through meditation and mindfulness training, yoga and stretching, body awareness and visualization, and methods of integrating change into daily life. The training helps with daily stress of many types, high blood pressure, chronic pain, and major life-changing situations. Two additional individual sessions may be scheduled to set specific goals and respond to individual needs. Read more »

Date: 
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 - 12:00pm

Parinirvana Day

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This Sunday we will be celebrating Parinirvana Day, the Buddha's transition into Nirvana and complete freedom from suffering and the cycle of birth and death. Please come join us for this most special day and bring white socks or tabi (shinigi for ordained).

Date: 
Sun, Feb 16, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Meditation for Change

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The Zen Center of Syracuse is participating in a worldwide meditation event called Meditation for Change. In honor of Veterans' Day we would like to invite you to come sit with us along the theme of Heal Yourself. Heal the Earth. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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