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Events

Thu, Dec 18, 2014 - 8:00pm - Wed, Jan 7, 2015 - 12:00pm
If you pre-pay for all 4 sesshins in 2015, you'll receive one sesshin for free! Follow the instructions at the registration link for Winter Sesshin to receive this special discount. This special rate is only available until January 7th.  
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 - 12:00am - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 - 11:59pm
In late spring of 2015, Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin, a long-time sangha member of Hoen-ji and Dai Bosatsu Zendo, will lead a tour of Japan, as he has done for many years. The 2015 trip will take place from May 17 - June 1st 2015.  Those wishing to attend should contact Nyogetsu by February 28th 2015 with a deposit of 50% of the cost of the trip ($1,750, which is 100% refundable until April 15th) in order to hold your place. The full price of the trip is $3,500 and includes:
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 - 8:30pm - Thu, Jan 1, 2015 - 1:00am
A much-loved custom is returning to Hoen-ji this year: New Year's Eve ceremony and celebration! For the past four years, New Year's Eve has been held at DBZ, but since the monastery is closed this winter, we will be able to enjoy our traditional gathering here.
Hoen-ji Winter Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jan 8, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jan 11, 2015 - 5:00pm
Winter Sesshin at Hoenji is always deep and still. Please register as soon as possible, so that officers can be selected and preparations made. You may register now and pay later, if necessary. If you pre-pay for all 4 sesshins in 2015,  you'll receive one sesshin for free! Follow the instructions at the registration link to receive this special discount. This special rate is only available until January 7th. Registration is now open. To register, either:
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jan 18, 2015 - 5:00pm
Shinge Roshi will offer sesshin at Shobo-ji, New York Zendo. To register and for fee information, please contact New York Zendo at (212) 861-3333 or office@newyorkzendo.org
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Please join us for our December commemoration of our ancestral teachers and celebration of interconnection with all beings. Chanting is from 7-8pm in the zendo; an informal tea and discussion will follow at 8pm in the Forman House.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Mar 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
Shinge Roshi will offer sesshin at Shobo-ji, New York Zendo. To register and for fee information, please contact New York Zendo at (212) 861-3333 or office@newyorkzendo.org
Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
This sesshin is not yet open for registration.

Ongoing programs

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

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.

2015

Hoen-ji Winter Sesshin Jan 8 to Jan 11, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin Apr 23 to Apr 26, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin Jul 23 to Jul 26, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin Oct 15 to Oct 18, Zen Center of Syracuse