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Events

Tue, Aug 25, 2015 - 12:00am - Mon, Oct 31, 2016 - 12:00am
The Zen Center is conducting a Capital Campaign to renovate the kitchen in the adjoining Residence Hall so that it can better accommodate retreats and programs. Donations can be made online by clicking the Donate button below, or by sending a check to: Zen Center of Syracuse 266 West Seneca Turnpike Syracuse, NY 13207-2639
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 - 1:08am - Thu, Sep 1, 2016 - 12:00am
Sun, Aug 28, 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.
Sun, Sep 11, 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.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us for a Saturday afternoon retreat at the Zen Center of Syracuse. This retreat will be led by long-time Zen practitioner and psychotherapist Nikyu Robert Strickland, authorized as a Dharma Teacher by Zen Center Abbot Shinge Sherry Chayat Roshi.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
InterFaith Works' Dinner Dialogues are hosted at various local host residences in and around Syracuse.
DBZ Golden Wind Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 - 12:00am - Sat, Oct 1, 2016 - 12:00am
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 - 7:00pm - Sun, Oct 23, 2016 - 5:00pm
Come for this very special sesshin as we celebrate 20 years at the Joshua Forman House property. The registration deadline for Sesshin is Oct 6. 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 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

Current and Upcoming Courses

Course begins Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 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

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.

2016

DBZ Golden Wind Sesshin Sep 24 to Oct 1, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
DBZ Harvest Sesshin Nov 1 to Nov 6, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
DBZ Rohatsu Sesshin Nov 30 to Dec 8, Dai Bosatsu Zendo