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Tue, Jul 10, 2018 - 12:00pm - Tue, Jul 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
The Zen Center is mounting an exhibition of sangha member Rensho Asal Andarzipour's artwork in the third floor gallery of the Forman House from July 10 through July 24, entitled Finding Home...
Sun, Jul 15, 2018 - 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,...
Sun, Jul 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for the commemoration of our ancestral teachers and celebration of spiritual interconnection with all beings. Chanting begins at 9 a.m. in the Zendo. Please wear tabi or clean white socks for...
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jul 26, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 29, 2018 - 5:00pm
Registration for sesshin is now open. The registration deadline for Sesshin is July 12. Please register early if you are planning on attending. Sesshin scheduling and meal planning is very involved,...
Sun, Aug 19, 2018 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Zen Center, along with CNY RISE Center, Unity of Syracuse and the Academy Green Neighborhood Association, will be uniting in the valley for a picnic on Sunday, August 19 from noon to 4 p.m. on...
Sun, Aug 26, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Would you like to learn more about Zen? Do you have friends you'd like to introduce to the practice? Please join us for our summer Open House, "A Taste of Zen," on Sunday, August 26, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Oct 18, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, Oct 21, 2018 - 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 Wednesday, September 26, 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 Summer Sesshin Jul 26 to Jul 29, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin Oct 18 to Oct 21, Zen Center of Syracuse