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Sun, Apr 21, 2024 - 9:00am - 2:30pm
On April 21, starting 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 we’ll gather...
Thu, Apr 25, 2024 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 28, 2024 - 5:00pm
Spring is a time of joyous renewal at Hoenji — the grass growing greener with each sitting, the birds returning and starting their families, the trees budding and leafing out right before our eyes....
Fri, May 3, 2024 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
On Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. we will gather in the Forman House Dharma hall to watch the film Perfect Days. If you've ever wondered about samu (temple caretaking) as a practice, watching this film...

Ongoing programs

Dai Bosatsu Mandala Day Third Sunday of the month, 9 a.m. ET
Online Yoga Sundays 1-2:30 pm
Dharma Kids Periodic Sundays, 10:00am to 11:30am.
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 Spring Sesshin Apr 25 to Apr 28, Zen Center of Syracuse or Online via Zoom
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