All are welcome to practice at the Zen Center of Syracuse Hoen-ji. Newcomers are provided with instruction on Thursday evenings; they should arrive by 5:30 p.m. The suggested donation for non-members is $5 each visit. The orientation given is enough to initiate the zazen (sitting meditation) experience. In addition, the introductory course, Deep Presence, taught twice a year by Shinge Roshi, is most helpful.