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 celebration, which will occur in lieu of regular Morning Service chanting, and bring white socks or tabi (shinigi for ordained). Zazen will follow at 10:00am.
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 »
With the recent growth of our Tibetan sangha, we will offer an additional sitting each week. Taking place on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, this period of meditation is in the Gelugpa tradition of our Tibetan sangha and will be led by senior students.
For a listing of our other meditation opportunities, please visit our sitting schedule.
Please contact us with any questions you might have!
Noah, the son of a well-known Buddhist teacher, rebelled against his upbringing and became an anger filled, drugged out punk rocker in his youth. He was arrested several times for destruction of property, possession of illegal substances, and armed robbery. Faced with possibility of doing serious jail time, Noah gave in and decided it was time to try meditation. Read more »
The Zen Center of Syracuse and the Syracuse University Student Buddhist Association together offer meditation at Syracuse University. All sittings are held at Hendricks Chapel in the small chapel in the basement unless otherwise noted. Each includes instruction and discussion, with half an hour of meditation. Read more »
Dai Bosatsu Mandala Day is celebrated with a special chanting ceremony on the Thursday or Sunday closest to the 21st of the month in the Carriage House Zendo. When Mandala Day falls on a Thursday, the Thursday evening service will start with one sitting from 6-6:45 followed by kinhin and then Mandala Day chanting at 7pm.
Please wear tabi or clean white socks. Chanting is followed by a convivial gathering in the Joshua Forman House with tea and sweets. Read more »
On the Thursday or Sunday closest to the 21st of the month
Students Austin Smith and Michelle Revoir, both military journalists taking a course at the Military Visual Journalism Program at Newhouse, Syracuse University, produced this story on the Zen Center's wellness programs.