meditation

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

Zendo Procedure

  • Arrive early. Allow time to make the transition to the dynamic stillness of the zendo.
  • Avoid wearing perfume, aftershave, or other fragrances.
  • Remove watches and noisy jewelry before entering the zendo.
  • Attire should be clean, dignified and restrained - no shorts, tank tops, distracting patterns and colors, or skin-tight clothing.
  • Student robes are preferred, and may be ordered through the center.
  • If you bring food to the Zen Center at any time, be sure it's vegetarian.

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 »

Date: 
Tue, Nov 2, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Sittings at Syracuse University

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.

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Occurrance: 
Three times weekly

Tibetan Service

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.

Occurrance: 
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 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 »

Occurrance: 
Monthly on the 21st

Take a Deep Breath: A video by Michelle Revoir and Austin Smith

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 »

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