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Events

Course begins Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
This five-part course explores basic questions about Buddhist teachings and practice.
DBZ Nyogen Senzaki Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Tue, May 5, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, May 10, 2015 - 3:00pm
Shinge Roshi will offer sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo. Dai Bosatsu Zendo is located in the Catskill Mountains at 223 Beecher Lake Road in Livingston Manor, NY 12758
Sun, May 17, 2015 - 8:50am - 5:00pm
What could be better than a day of nurturing in an oasis of calm? 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.
Sun, May 17, 2015 - 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 Book of Rinzai, which is available for purchase in our store. 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, May 31, 2015 (All day)
Dear Sangha and Friends, Our spring sesshin started with snowflakes and ended with daffodils raising their silent mouths to the sun. The energy of spring—new shoots and buds, the clamor of robins at dawn—was matched by the dynamism of our zazen.
Sun, May 31, 2015 - 3:59am
The Zen Center of Syracuse will be a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) host again this year. If you purchase a share, Early Morning Farm will deliver a small or large box (containing fresh, organic vegetables grown on their farm near Genoa) each week for the 2015 season. You may have it delivered to the Zen Center's side porch, or to other sites in the Central New York area.
DBZ Anniversary Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 5, 2015 - 11:00am
Shinge Roshi will offer sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo. Dai Bosatsu Zendo is located in the Catskill Mountains at 223 Beecher Lake Road in Livingston Manor, NY 12758
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 - 10:00am - 11:59pm
The 2015 Dharma Connection, the Zen Center's annual journal, will be published again this fall. We're looking for your contributions, including reflections on practice, poems, photographs, drawings and cartoons, as well as announcements of births, marriages, deaths, awards, and career milestones.
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 - 7:00am - Sun, Jul 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
This sesshin is not yet open for registration.
DBZ Golden Wind Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sat, Oct 3, 2015 - 11:00am
Shinge Roshi will offer sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo. Dai Bosatsu Zendo is located in the Catskill Mountains at 223 Beecher Lake Road in Livingston Manor, NY 12758

Ongoing programs

Tibetan Dharma Study Monthly, periodic Saturdays at 11:00am
Dai Bosatsu Mandala Day Monthly on the 21st
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
Tibetan Service Saturdays, 10am - 11am
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

Current and Upcoming Courses

Course begins Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
This five-part course explores basic questions about Buddhist teachings and practice.

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

DBZ Nyogen Senzaki Sesshin May 5 to May 10, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
DBZ Anniversary Sesshin Jun 27 to Jul 5, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin Jul 23 to Jul 26, Zen Center of Syracuse
DBZ Golden Wind Sesshin Sep 26 to Oct 3, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin Oct 15 to Oct 18, Zen Center of Syracuse
DBZ Harvest Sesshin Nov 3 to Nov 7, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
DBZ Rohatsu Sesshin Dec 30 to Jan 8, Dai Bosatsu Zendo