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Events

Course begins Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 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, October 14, 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.
Sun, Sep 13, 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. 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.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  Now through September 8 is the time to register for the Interfaith Dialogue Dinners, which will take place on September 17, organized by Interfaith Works. I have been involved with this event for a few years now and it’s with great enthusiasm that I recommend it. Every year I’ve participated has been different, but always interesting, and mostly fun. It is a wonderful way to learn from others, meet new people, spread understanding, and, of course, eat good food.
DBZ Golden Wind Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sat, Oct 3, 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
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
This year, we will celebrate Roshi's birthday on Thursday, October 8, during the third sitting period (7:30 p.m.); this will replace our October "first Thursday" celebration. Roshi will be leading Golden Wind Sesshin at DBZ on her actual birthday, October 2.
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Oct 18, 2015 - 5:00pm
This sesshin is not yet open for registration.
DBZ Harvest Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sat, Nov 7, 2015 - 3:00pm
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
DBZ Rohatsu Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 - 7:00pm - Fri, Jan 8, 2016 - 3:00pm
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, October 6, 2015 - 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, October 14, 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

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