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Sun, Jul 14, 2024 - 9:00am - 11:30am
On July 14, we invite the Sangha to come to the zendo for short morning service at 9 a.m., followed by in-person dokusan until 11. At 11:15 a.m., we will hold a 49-day memorial service for sangha...
Sun, Jul 14, 2024 - 11:15am - 2:00pm
Dear Sangha, As most of you know, our dear Sangha member Saigyo Terrance Keenan passed away on May 25 in Kealties, Durrus, Cork, Ireland. His beloved son, Myogen Conor Keenan, and daughter, Bryna...
Tue, Jul 16, 2024 - 8:30am - 9:30am
On July 16 at 8:30 a.m., in lieu of short morning service and zazen, we will hold a 49-day memorial service for Ann Missoff, wife of sangha member Ryujo Robert Missoff.
Sun, Jul 21, 2024 - 9:00am - 2:30pm
On July 21, at 9 a.m., we will have special Mandala Day chanting, as we do on the third Sunday of every month, followed by two periods of zazen and temple caretaking. At 12:30 p.m. we’ll gather in...
Thu, Jul 25, 2024 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 28, 2024 - 5:00pm
Summer at the Zen Center of Syracuse — the myriad shades of green, the wildlife browsing along Onondaga Creek as we do outdoor kinhin — is a wondrous time for opening the heart. We hope you can join...

Ongoing programs

Dai Bosatsu Mandala Day Third Sunday of the month, 9 a.m. ET
Online Yoga Sundays 1-2:30 pm
Residential Training at Hoen-ji Resident program; On-going
Dharma Study: In Person and Online Third Sunday of the month from 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Online Introduction to Zen Meditation Every Wednesday at 7pm
Online Engaged Buddhism Discussion and study groups


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.


Hoenji Summer Sesshin Jul 25 to Jul 28, Zen Center of Syracuse or Online via Zoom
Hoenji Fall Anniversary Sesshin Oct 17 to Oct 20, Zen Center of Syracuse or Online via Zoom