Sittings at Syracuse University

The Zen Center of Syracuse and the Syracuse University Buddhist Meditation 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).

All are welcome to attend -- you do not need to be affiliated with Syracuse University to join us!

Meditations will be offered live in the Small Chapel in the lower level of Hendricks, The Barnes Center Meditation Room (room 308) and on Zoom as indicated (link provided below). If you would like to attend a meditation on Zoom that does not currently offer a remote option, contact JoAnn at and we will add a zoom option.  

To join any of the Buddhist Meditation Association's online meditations, follow this Zoom link:

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 953 9890 1378
Passcode: BMASUESF

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

For more info or if having difficulty joining, contact the Buddhist Chaplain, JoAnn Cooke,  at 315-559-7013 or

Monday 9:30 am, Small Chapel with Tianyi
Monday 4:00 pm, Small Chapel with Aubrie
Tuesday 11:00 am, Small Chapel with Murphy
Wednesday 9:30 am, Small Chapel with Landon
Wednesday 12:00 pm, Small Chapel and on Zoom with Doshin with Kanzeon Chanting
Wednesday 3:00 pm, Small Chapel with Joe Perez
Thursday 9:30 am, Small Chapel with Olivia
Thursday 12:00 pm, Small Chapel and on Zoom with JoAnn
Friday 11:00 am, Small Chapel with Hayden
Friday 4:30 pm, Small Chapel with Elan