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DBZ 40th Anniversary Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 - 12:00am - Mon, Jul 4, 2016 - 12:00am
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 - 11:00am - Mon, Jul 4, 2016 - 6:00pm
On Sunday, July 3, 2016, the Zen Studies Society will commemorate 40 years since the formal opening of Dai Bosatsu Zendo and 60 years since the Zen Studies Society was established. The events of July 3 will begin with a chanting ceremony at 11 a.m. After a light buffet lunch, special guests will offer remarks, followed by musical performances. The day will conclude with a festive meal at 4:30 p.m.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dharma Study meets in the Joshua Forman House. The group, which includes Shinge Roshi and many students, is currently reading and discussing The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-Neng, translated by Red Pine. 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.
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 24, 2016 - 5:00pm
Registration for sesshin is now open. The registration deadline for Summer Sesshin is July 7. Due to the many preparations for DBZ's 40th Anniversary, please register early if you are planning on attending. Sesshin scheduling and meal planning is very involved, so your early registration is extremely helpful! To register, either:
DBZ Golden Wind Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 - 12:00am - Sat, Oct 1, 2016 - 12:00am
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 - 7:00pm - Sun, Oct 23, 2016 - 5:00pm
Please click here for more information on attending sesshin at the Zen Center of Syracuse.
DBZ Harvest Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 - 12:00am - Sun, Nov 6, 2016 - 12:00am
DBZ Rohatsu Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 - 12:00am - Thu, Dec 8, 2016 - 12:00am

Ongoing programs

Dai Bosatsu Mandala Day Monthly on the 21st
Yoga Friday 5:30 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm
Dharma Kids One to Two Sundays a Month, 10:15am to 11:30am.
Dharma Study One Sunday a month, 7 - 9 pm.
Dokusan During Zazen, 2nd and 4th weeks of every month
Tibetan Service Saturdays, 10am - 11am
Residential Training at Hoen-ji Resident program; On-going
Deep Presence Introduction to meditation course
Conscious Stress Reduction Course teaching resilience through meditation and mindfulness training
Yoga and Zen Tuesdays, 6-7pm


Sesshin, the traditional intensive meditation retreat, is offered four times a year at Zen Center of Syracuse Hoen-ji and six times a year at Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji. During sesshin, frequent dokusan and daily teachings are offered, in addition to a rigorous schedule of sitting, chanting, work practice, and formal meals. Please click here for more information on attending sesshin at the Zen Center of Syracuse.


DBZ 40th Anniversary Sesshin Jun 26 to Jul 4, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin Jul 21 to Jul 24, Zen Center of Syracuse
DBZ Golden Wind Sesshin Sep 24 to Oct 1, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin Oct 20 to Oct 23, Zen Center of Syracuse
DBZ Harvest Sesshin Nov 1 to Nov 6, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
DBZ Rohatsu Sesshin Nov 30 to Dec 8, Dai Bosatsu Zendo