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Sun, Jun 10, 2018 - 9:00am - Sun, Sep 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
The Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in downtown Utica is currently exhibiting Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota, which features 48 magnificent handcrafted pictorial kimono created by...
Fri, Aug 17, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us in the Forman House to watch the film Poetry.
Sun, Aug 19, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for the commemoration of our ancestral teachers and celebration of spiritual interconnection with all beings. Chanting begins at 9 a.m. in the Zendo. Please wear tabi or clean white socks for...
Sun, Aug 19, 2018 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Zen Center, along with CNY RISE Center, Unity of Syracuse and the Academy Green Neighborhood Association, will be uniting in the valley for a picnic on Sunday, August 19 from noon to 4 p.m. on...
Sun, Aug 26, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Would you like to learn more about Zen? Do you have friends you'd like to introduce to the practice? Please join us for our summer Open House, "A Taste of Zen," on Sunday, August 26, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Sun, Sep 2, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Dharma Kids resumes September 2! Mark your calendars for Dharma Kids on October 7, November 4 and December 2, too! Poetry writing, art, storytelling, and age-appropriate meditation and chanting help...
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
hunan Noritake Roshi, abbot of Reiun-in at Myoshin-ji, headquarters of the Rinzai lineage, will give a talk at the Zen Center on Tuesday, September 11, during zazen, which will be from...
Sun, Sep 23, 2018 - 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,...
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Oct 18, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, Oct 21, 2018 - 5:00pm

Ongoing programs

Dai Bosatsu Mandala Day On the Thursday or Sunday closest to the 21st of the month
Yoga Fridays 5:30 pm, Sundays 1:00 pm
Dharma Kids Periodic Sundays, 10:00am 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 - 11:30am
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
Tibetan Dharma Study First Saturday of every month

Current and Upcoming Courses

Course begins Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn to develop resilience in the face of the demands and traumas of everyday life through meditation and mindfulness training, yoga and stretching and body awareness.


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.


Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin Oct 18 to Oct 21, Zen Center of Syracuse