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Events

Course begins Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
This course in the cultivation of mindfulness 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 Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
This five-part course explores basic questions about Buddhist teachings and practice.
Course begins Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 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 .
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Issue Buddhist groups in the United Sates have been rocked in recent years by misconduct on the part of honored teachers - misconduct which, in some cases, had been going on for many years but was kept secret by teachers, boards, sanghas, and the victims themselves.
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
This Sunday we will be celebrating Parinirvana Day, the Buddha's transition into Nirvana and complete freedom from suffering and the cycle of birth and death. Please come join us for this most special celebration, which will occur in lieu of regular Morning Service chanting, and bring white socks or tabi (shinigi for ordained). Zazen will follow at 10:00am.
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dharma Study meets in the Joshua Forman House. The group, which includes Shinge Roshi and many students, is currently reading and discussing The Book of Rinzai, which is available for purchase in our store. All are welcome, and no prior reading is necessary. We will begin Dharma Study at 7:00 pm by meeting in the Carriage House Zendo for a half hour of zazen before moving over to the Forman House.
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Please join us for our February commemoration of our ancestral teachers and celebration of interconnection with all beings. Chanting is from 9:00-10:00am in the Zendo in lieu of regular Morning Service. Zazen will follow at 10:00am.
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 (All day)
In late spring of 2015, Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin, a long-time sangha member of Hoen-ji and Dai Bosatsu Zendo, will lead a tour of Japan, as he has done for many years. The 2015 trip will take place from May 17 - June 1st 2015.  Those wishing to attend should contact Nyogetsu by February 28th 2015 with a deposit of 50% of the cost of the trip ($1,750, which is 100% refundable until April 15th) in order to hold your place. The full price of the trip is $3,500 and includes:
NYC March-On Sesshin at New York Zendo
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Mar 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
Shinge Roshi will offer sesshin at Shobo-ji, New York Zendo. To register and for fee information, please contact New York Zendo at (212) 861-3333 or office@newyorkzendo.org. New York Zendo is located at 223 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065
DBZ Holy Days Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 12, 2015 - 11:00am
Shinge Roshi will offer sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo. Dai Bosatsu Zendo is located in the Catskill Mountains at 223 Beecher Lake Road in Livingston Manor, NY 12758

Ongoing programs

Tibetan Dharma Study Monthly, periodic Saturdays at 11:00am
Dai Bosatsu Mandala Day Monthly on the 21st
Yoga Friday 5:30 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm
Dharma Kids First and Third Sundays, 10:15am 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
Basic Buddhism Course exploring Buddhist teachings and practice
Conscious Stress Reduction Course teaching resilience through meditation and mindfulness training

Current and Upcoming Courses

Course begins Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
This course in the cultivation of mindfulness 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 Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
This five-part course explores basic questions about Buddhist teachings and practice.
Course begins Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 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.

2015

NYC March-On Sesshin Mar 13 to Mar 15, New York Zendo
DBZ Holy Days Sesshin Apr 5 to Apr 12, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin Apr 23 to Apr 26, Zen Center of Syracuse
DBZ Nyogen Senzaki Sesshin May 5 to May 10, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
DBZ Anniversary Sesshin Jun 27 to Jul 5, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin Jul 23 to Jul 26, Zen Center of Syracuse
DBZ Golden Wind Sesshin Sep 26 to Oct 3, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin Oct 15 to Oct 18, Zen Center of Syracuse
DBZ Harvest Sesshin Nov 3 to Nov 7, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
DBZ Rohatsu Sesshin Dec 30 to Jan 8, Dai Bosatsu Zendo