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Events

Tue, Jan 16, 2018 - 6:00pm - Tue, Feb 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
Registration is now open for Deep Presence. This course in the cultivation of mindfulness is offered regularly at the Zen Center, taught by Shinge Roshi, Roko Sherry Chayat. Five evening classes...
Hoen-ji Winter Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jan 18, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jan 21, 2018 - 5:00pm
Registration for sesshin is now open. The registration deadline for Sesshin is Jan 4. Please register early if you are planning on attending. Sesshin scheduling and meal planning is very involved, so...
Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Apr 26, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 29, 2018 - 5:00pm
Please click here for more information on attending sesshin at the Zen Center of Syracuse.

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 - 11am
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

Current and Upcoming Courses

Course begins Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
How often are we really present for what is happening in any one moment? Distractibility interferes with our ability to listen, to focus, to respond, and to feel fully alive. This course in the cultivation of attention without tension is offered regularly at the Zen Center (about two times a year), and is taught by Shinge Roshi, Roko Sherry Chayat. Five evening classes include meditation instruction and practice, group discussion, and light refreshments. Fee: $125, Students: $85.
Course begins Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn to develop resilience in the face of the demands and traumas of everyday life through meditation and mindfulness training, yoga and stretching and body awareness.

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. Please click here for more information on attending sesshin at the Zen Center of Syracuse.

2018

Hoen-ji Winter Sesshin Jan 18 to Jan 21, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin Apr 26 to Apr 29, 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