Please join us for an evening of Buddhist chants and songs from the Pali, Sanskrit and Tibetan traditions. Experience the peace, joy and healing of devotional traditions. This activity is free and open to all and no musical experience is needed to participate.
Chanting will take place in the Zen Center's Zendo, behind the main house.
We will welcome donations for the Namgyal Monastery Elder Care Home in Shimla, India.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!
Tibetan carpets are the product of a rich cultural tradition that has maintained its uniqueness, due to Tibet’s isolation from the rest of the world until the Chinese occupation in 1959. Sales from the carpet and art sale at the Zen Center benefit the carpet weavers and schools in India that are supported by Jewel Heart Read more »
Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery will create an intricate and vivid mandala (a circular sand painting) from October 7th to the 10th, from 9:30 am to 5 pm each day at the Zen Center of Syracuse’s Joshua Forman House. It is one of a series of events to mark the Zen Center’s observation of the bicentennial anniversary of the house built by Joshua Forman, founder and first president of the Village of Syracuse, at 266 West Seneca Turnpike. Read more »
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.
Every Saturday starting at 10:00 am (new comers at 9:45am), Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhist practice in the Gelugpa lineage is conducted at the Zen Center. Dharma Study is offered on the first Saturday of the month, immediately following the 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 is led by Andy Hassinger, a student of Domo Geshe Rinpoche for 28 years. Read more »