Meditation Sitting Schedule


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Sunday 9am - Noon Chanting, zazen * **
Monday 7am - 7:45am Short chanting service, zazen
Tuesday 8:30am - 9:30am Zazen *
Wednesday 6am - 7:45am Chanting service, zazen
Thursday 7am - 7:45am Short chanting service, zazen
  6:00pm - 8pm Short chanting service, zazen * **
Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am Tibetan service and meditation

Note: * Dokusan offered on the second and fourth weeks of each month.

Note: ** Followed by tea and discussion the first Thursday of each month.

Note: ** Teisho offered on first, third and fifth weeks of each month.

Zendo Procedure

  • Arrive early. Allow time to make the transition to the dynamic stillness of the zendo.
  • Avoid wearing perfume, aftershave, or other fragrances.
  • Remove watches and noisy jewelry before entering the zendo.
  • Attire should be clean, dignified and restrained - no shorts, tank tops, distracting patterns and colors, or skin-tight clothing.
  • If you bring food to the Zen Center at any time, be sure it's vegetarian.
  • Observe silence. Moving during zazen not only disturbs others, it hinders your own concentration, creating even more discomfort.
  • Participate! You will find the more you give of yourself, the more your understanding will deepen.

Sittings at Syracuse University

The Zen Center of Syracuse and the Syracuse University Student Buddhist Association together offer meditation at Syracuse University. All sittings are held at Hendricks Chapel in the small chapel in the basement unless otherwise noted.  Each includes instruction and discussion, with half an hour of meditation.

These sittings are offered daily, except for days when Syracuse University is closed (generally, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday following, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve).

Spring 2015

Monday 8 - 8:30am
  12 - 1pm
Tuesday 8 - 8:30am
  12 - 1pm
Wednesday 8 - 8:30am  
  5:30pm - 6:30pm  
Thursday 8 - 8:30am
  2 - 3pm
  5 - 6pm
Friday 8 - 8:30am  
  12 - 1pm  
  5 - 6pm  

Co-sponsored by the Student Buddhist Association and the Zen Center of Syracuse