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Sun, Jun 2, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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...
Sat, Jun 8, 2019 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Interfaith Works Duck Race to End Racism will be held Saturday, June 8 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Syracuse Inner Harbor, 360 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse. This free family festival brings people...
Sun, Jun 23, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Dharma Study group, which includes Shinge Roshi and many students, is currently reading and discussing The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-Neng, translated by Red Pine. All are welcome,...
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 28, 2019 - 5:00pm
Registration for sesshin is now open. The registration deadline for Sesshin is July 11. Please register early if you are planning on attending. Sesshin scheduling and meal planning is very involved,...
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Oct 17, 2019 - 7:00pm - Sun, Oct 20, 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 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 6:00pm - Wednesday, October 23, 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, 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 25 to Jul 28, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin Oct 17 to Oct 20, Zen Center of Syracuse