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Sun, Mar 11, 2018 - 10:30am - Sun, Apr 15, 2018 - 10:30am
Poetry writing, art, storytelling, and age-appropriate meditation and chanting help children learn about the basic practices of Buddhism and develop patience, compassion, and a sense of oneness with...
Tue, Mar 20, 2018 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Shinge Sherry Chayat Roshi, Abbot of the Zen Center of Syracuse, will teach the basic principles of meditation and present a talk on its benefits in everyday life. After meditating on her own as a...
Thu, Mar 22, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Please join us for the commemoration of our ancestral teachers and celebration of interconnection with all beings. Chanting begins at 6 pm in the Zendo. Please wear tabi or clean white socks for the...
Tue, Apr 24, 2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dear Sangha Members, The 49-Day memorial service for Eido Roshi will be held at Dai Bosatsu Zendo on April 8, during Holy Days Sesshin. We hope many of you can attend this sesshin in Eido Roshi’...
Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Apr 26, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 29, 2018 - 5:00pm
Registration for sesshin is now open. The registration deadline for Sesshin is April 12. Please register early if you are planning on attending. Sesshin scheduling and meal planning is very involved...
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jul 26, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 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 - 11:30am
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

Current and Upcoming Courses

Course begins Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 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, 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.


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