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Sat, Mar 18, 2017 - 4:53pm - Fri, Mar 31, 2017 - 11:59pm
Shinge Roshi has been on the Round Table of Faith Leaders at InterFaith Works for more than 30 years. One of the most important tasks of the agency is refugee resettlement, which has come to a halt due to the Trump administration’s bans.
DBZ Holy Days Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 - 12:00am - Sat, Apr 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
You are invited to join us for a celebration of Buddha's Birthday, with chanting, meditation, bathing the baby Buddha statue with sweet tea, a light lunch, and cake for children of all ages! We will have our regular Sunday morning service in the Carriage House Zendo at 9:00 a.m. Zazen (meditation) will follow from 10:00 to 10:45. Guests may join us at 9:00, or may gather in the Joshua Forman House between 10:30 and 10:45 where we will all participate in the Buddha’s Birthday Celebration.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Since so many people have told us that they will be away and/or holding family gatherings during the original dates for Spring Sesshin, April 13-16, which conflicts with Easter on April 16, we decided to replace it with an all-day sitting on Saturday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun, Apr 16, 2017 - 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 Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-Neng, translated by Red Pine. 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.
DBZ Nyogen Senzaki Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sat, May 6, 2017 - 12:00am - Thu, May 11, 2017 - 12:00am
DBZ Anniversary Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 - 12:00am - Sat, Jul 8, 2017 - 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
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 23, 2017 - 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 One to Two Sundays a Month, 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
Conscious Stress Reduction Course teaching resilience through meditation and mindfulness training
Tibetan Dharma Study First Saturday of every month


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.


DBZ Holy Days Sesshin Apr 1 to Apr 8, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
DBZ Nyogen Senzaki Sesshin May 6 to May 11, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
DBZ Anniversary Sesshin Jul 1 to Jul 8, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin Jul 20 to Jul 23, Zen Center of Syracuse
DBZ Golden Wind Sesshin Sep 23 to Sep 28, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin Oct 19 to Oct 22, Zen Center of Syracuse
DBZ Harvest Sesshin Oct 28 to Nov 4, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
DBZ Rohatsu Sesshin Nov 30 to Dec 8, Dai Bosatsu Zendo