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Events

Course begins Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
This five-part course explores basic questions about Buddhist teachings and practice.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 - 3:59am - Sun, May 31, 2015 - 3:59am
The Zen Center of Syracuse will be a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) host again this year. If you purchase a share, Early Morning Farm will deliver a small or large box (containing fresh, organic vegetables grown on their farm near Genoa) each week for the 2015 season. You may have it delivered to the Zen Center's side porch, or to other sites in the Central New York area.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 - 10:09pm - Thu, Apr 30, 2015 - 11:59pm
Dear Sangha and Friends, This year, we have agreed to work with a second farm CSA that offers organic foods not offered by Early Morning Farms. A description and letter can be found here. As noted, they offer options like eggs, bread, fruit, dairy, pickles, herbs, and other products.  The deliveries will be made on the same day, around the same time, as Early Morning Farms deliveries. Please note that even though Good Life Farm sells meat, no meat can be delivered to the Zen Center of Syracuse pickup site. 
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 - 10:00am - Sun, Jul 12, 2015 - 11:59pm
The 2015 Dharma Connection, the Zen Center's annual journal, will be published again this fall. We're looking for your contributions, including reflections on practice, poems, photographs, drawings and cartoons, as well as announcements of births, marriages, deaths, awards, and career milestones.
Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
Spring Sesshin at Hoenji is always vibrant and still. Please register as soon as possible, so that officers can be selected and preparations made. You may register now and pay later, if necessary. Registration is now open. To register, either:
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 - 7:00am - 9:00am
P lease join us for 7 a.m. sitting, followed by breakfast in the student residence, with special guests Anne Symens-Bucher and Adelaja Simon from Canticle Farm in South Oakland California. Their visit will feature discussion and networking about urban permaculture and The Work That Reconnects From the Work of Joanna Macy Please RSVP to bshoultz@syr.edu or call (315) 492-6341, and bring a breakfast item to share. 
DBZ Nyogen Senzaki Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Tue, May 5, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, May 10, 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
Sun, May 17, 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.
DBZ Anniversary Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 5, 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
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 - 7:00am - Sun, Jul 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
This sesshin is not yet open for registration.

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 Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
This five-part course explores basic questions about Buddhist teachings and practice.

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

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