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 or phone at (315) 247-8613.

Sat, Dec 1, 2012 - 12:00am - Sun, Dec 2, 2012 - 5:00pm

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 »

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 - 4:00pm

Parinirvana Day

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.

Sun, Feb 12, 2017 - 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 »

Fri, Nov 11, 2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

New Tibetan Sitting on Monday Evenings!

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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!

"Meditate and Destroy" with Noah Levine

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 »

Tue, Nov 2, 2010 - 11:00pm - Wed, Nov 3, 2010 - 1:00am

Tibetan Service

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Saturdays, 10am - 11am

Community Meditation Programs

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Worksite Wellness: Good for You and for Your Business

Many businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, and health care providers have experienced benefits from developing on-site wellness programs.

Instructors from our Zen Wellness Programs bring the basics of meditation & mindful wellness on-site to organizations, throughout Syracuse. Read more »

Dai Bosatsu Mandala Day

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
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