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Events

Sun, Feb 24, 2019 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm
What could be better than an afternoon of nurturing in an oasis of calm? This half-day retreat, led by Dharma Teacher Jika Lauren Melnikow, will include meditation instruction, silent sitting and...
Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Apr 25, 2019 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 28, 2019 - 5:00pm

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 Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 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, January 23, 2019 - 6:00pm - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 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. Please click here for more information on attending sesshin at the Zen Center of Syracuse.

2019

Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin Apr 25 to Apr 28, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin Jul 25 to Jul 28, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin Oct 17 to Oct 20, Zen Center of Syracuse