For more information or to register for an event, click on event or program title.


Sat, Jul 14, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging and is associated with meditation. This workshop will introduce the principles of Japanese Ikebana and demonstrate the Sogetsu style Ikebana....
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jul 26, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 29, 2018 - 5:00pm
Registration for sesshin is now open. The registration deadline for Sesshin is July 12. Please register early if you are planning on attending. Sesshin scheduling and meal planning is very involved,...
Sun, Aug 26, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Save the date for “A Taste of Zen” Open House, Picnic and Annual Meeting at the Zen Center. All are welcome! More information will be available soon on our website.
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


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 Summer Sesshin Jul 26 to Jul 29, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin Oct 18 to Oct 21, Zen Center of Syracuse