The format of the practice, which is centered on the Heart Sutra, was designed by the renowned Tibetan teacher Domo Geshe Rinpoche, and began in April, 1997. It was founded by Andy Hassinger, a student of Domo Geshe Rinpoche for 28 years. Newcomers are welcome; they should arrive at 9:45 a.m., for instruction.
Dai Bosatsu Mandala Day is celebrated with a special chanting ceremony on the 21st of every month, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., 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 »
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. Read more »