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Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Movies are shown at the Forman House. We will watch Heart of a Dog, a film by Laurie Anderson. The film is the artist's reflection on her relationship with her beloved dog named Lolabelle, while...
Sun, Nov 19, 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,...
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 - 8:00am - 10:30pm
For those wishing to attend the Ceremony of Dharma Transmission for Dokuro Jaeckel Osho at DBZ on Saturday, November 25, if you are willing to offer a ride from and back to Hoen-ji that day for...
DBZ Rohatsu Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 - 12:00am - Fri, Dec 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 - 6:00pm - Fri, Dec 8, 2017 - 8:00am
When Shakyamuni Buddha resolved to realize the end to old age, sickness and death, he sat beneath a Bodhi tree and did not rise until finally, at dawn on December the 8th, a glimmering star caused...
Hoen-ji Winter Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jan 18, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jan 21, 2018 - 5:00pm
Registration for sesshin is now open. The registration deadline for Sesshin is Jan 4. Please register early if you are planning on attending. Sesshin scheduling and meal planning is very involved, so...
Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Apr 26, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 29, 2018 - 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 Periodic Sundays, 10:00am 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 Rohatsu Sesshin Nov 30 to Dec 8, Dai Bosatsu Zendo


Hoen-ji Winter Sesshin Jan 18 to Jan 21, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin Apr 26 to Apr 29, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin Jul 26 to Jul 29, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin Oct 18 to Oct 21, Zen Center of Syracuse