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A New Jukai Class Forming

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Sogen Yamakawa Roshi once spoke about the terms daihi and daiji: to take away others' pain and to bring others happiness. When we live by daihi and daiji, we are no longer being held hostage by the idea of a separate self. This is the true meaning of taking the transformative step of Jukai. Read more »

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Sun, Jun 1, 2014 - 3:59am

Online Introduction to Zen Meditation

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Join us on Zoom each Wednesday evening for an introduction to zen meditation. We will begin with half an hour of orientation on basic Buddhist teaching and meditation posture and technique. Then we will share two brief periods of meditation together before opening the floor to questions and informal discussion. This class is taught by Jika Lauren Melnikow of the Zen Center of Syracuse, Hoen-ji.

The class is $10 but no one is turned away.  If you are unable to pay, please contact us. Read more »

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Every Wednesday at 7pm

Eye Opening Ceremony

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Roshi will hold an eye-opening ceremony on Sunday during Summer Sesshin for Buddha statues whose eyes have not been opened in a previous ceremony.

If you have a new Buddha statue, or one for which an eye-opening ceremony has not taken place, you may bring it on Thursday evening, July 20, and place it on the altar. Please put your name on the bottom of the base, on a bit of tape, and bring it before 6 pm so that they can be arranged on the altar before Sesshin Opening Ceremony, which begins at 7 pm.

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dharma Study

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Dharma Study meets in the Joshua Forman House. The group, which includes Shinge Roshi and many students, is currently reading and discussing The Book of Rinzai, which is available for purchase in our store.

All are welcome, and no prior reading is necessary.

We will begin Dharma Study at 7:00 pm by meeting in the Carriage House Zendo for a half hour of zazen before moving over to the Forman House.

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Sun, May 17, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Dharma Talk by Nikyu Robert Strickland

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Please join us Sunday, July 6, for a Dharma Talk by Nikyu Robert Strickland.
 
Nikyu has been in a sitting practice since 1971, is a co-founder of Zen Center of Syracuse and was authorized to teach by Shinge Roshi in 2012. He has been practicing clinical psychology since 1975 and brings a wealth of insight to all his talks.
 
The full Sunday service is from 9am to noon. Nikyu's Dharma Talk will begin 10:45.
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Sun, Jul 6, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Dharma Study

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Dharma Study meets in the Joshua Forman House. The group, which includes Shinge Roshi and many students, is currently reading and discussing The Book of Rinzai, which is available for purchase in our store.

All are welcome, and no prior reading is necessary.

We will begin Dharma Study at 7:00 pm by meeting in the Carriage House Zendo for a half hour of zazen before moving over to the Forman House.

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Sun, Mar 9, 2014 - 11:00pm - Mon, Mar 10, 2014 - 1:00am
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Membership at the Zen Center of Syracuse, Hoen-ji

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All are welcome to practice at the Zen Center of Syracuse Hoen-ji. Newcomers are provided with instruction on Thursday evenings; they should arrive by 5:30 p.m. The suggested donation for non-members is $5 each visit. The orientation given is enough to initiate the zazen (sitting meditation) experience. In addition, the introductory course, Deep Presence, taught twice a year by Shinge Roshi, is most helpful.

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