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Events

Course begins Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 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 Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
This five-part course explores basic questions about Buddhist teachings and practice.
Course begins Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 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 .
Fri, Feb 13, 2015 - 10:25am - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 - 11:59pm
Dai Bosatsu Zendo, a beautiful, traditional Zen monastery on 1,400 acres in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, is offering summer internship opportunities. Interns will join residents working in the monastery's organic garden, chopping and stacking wood, maintaining grounds and trails, helping with vegetarian meals in the monastery's professional kitchen, preparing guest rooms, temple cleaning, laundry, and tasks related to special skills interns may have.
Sun, Mar 8, 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.
NYC March-On Sesshin at New York Zendo
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Mar 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
Shinge Roshi will offer sesshin at Shobo-ji, New York Zendo. To register and for fee information, please contact New York Zendo at (212) 861-3333 or office@newyorkzendo.org. New York Zendo is located at 223 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Please join us for our March commemoration of our ancestral teachers and celebration of interconnection with all beings. Chanting is from 9:00-10:00am in the Zendo in lieu of regular Morning Service. Zazen will follow at 10:00am.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm
The Zen Center of Syracuse Board of Trustees will meet in the Forman House; all Zen Center members are welcome to observe the meeting.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 - 8:50am - 5:00pm
What could be better than a day of nurturing in an oasis of calm? This retreat will be led by Jikyo Bonnie Shoultz, long-time Zen practitioner of the Zen Center and authorized as a Dharma Teacher by Abbot Shinge Sherry Chayat Roshi. This retreat will be led by Jikyo Bonnie Shoultz, long-time Zen practitioner of the Zen Center and authorized as a Dharma Teacher by Abbot Shinge Sherry Chayat Roshi.
DBZ Holy Days Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 12, 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

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 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 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 Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
This five-part course explores basic questions about Buddhist teachings and practice.
Course begins Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 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

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

NYC March-On Sesshin Mar 13 to Mar 15, New York Zendo
DBZ Holy Days Sesshin Apr 5 to Apr 12, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
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