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Events

Course begins Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
This five-part course explores basic questions about Buddhist teachings and practice.
Fri, May 8, 2015 - 12:00am - Fri, May 29, 2015 - 12:00am
InterFaith Works of CNY and the Bhutanese Community of Syracuse are partnering to raise donations to benefit victims of the April 24, 2015, earthquake that struck Nepal. The worst earthquake to strike the area in more than 80 years, it had a magnitude of 7.8. InterFaith Works has settled many Bhutanese refugees in Syracuse. Due to persecution in their native Bhutan, many refugees fled to Nepal and lived in refugee camps before being resettled in the United States. Many Syracuse Bhutanese still have family and friends in Nepal.
Sat, May 23, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Zen Center of Syracuse and the MOST are partnering with American Red Cross of Western and Central New York to raise money for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund that s aiding the victims of Nepal s two deadly earthquakes. The event will feature presentations by the Red Cross and the Zen Center followed by a showing of the IMAX movie Everest. Everest follows an international team of climbers as they attempt to ascend Mount Everest in spring 1996. The film depicts the challenges the group faced, including avalanches, lack of oxygen, ice walls, and a deadly blizzard.
Sun, May 31, 2015 (All day)
Dear Sangha and Friends, Our spring sesshin started with snowflakes and ended with daffodils raising their silent mouths to the sun. The energy of spring—new shoots and buds, the clamor of robins at dawn—was matched by the dynamism of our zazen.
Sun, May 31, 2015 - 3:59am
The Zen Center of Syracuse will be a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) host again this year. If you purchase a share, Early Morning Farm will deliver a small or large box (containing fresh, organic vegetables grown on their farm near Genoa) each week for the 2015 season. You may have it delivered to the Zen Center's side porch, or to other sites in the Central New York area.
DBZ Anniversary Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 5, 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
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 - 7:00am - Sun, Jul 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
This sesshin is not yet open for registration.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 - 10:00am - 11:59pm
The 2015 Dharma Connection, the Zen Center's annual journal, will be published again this fall. We're looking for your contributions, including reflections on practice, poems, photographs, drawings and cartoons, as well as announcements of births, marriages, deaths, awards, and career milestones.
DBZ Golden Wind Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sat, Oct 3, 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
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, Oct 18, 2015 - 5:00pm
This sesshin is not yet open for registration.

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 Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
This five-part course explores basic questions about Buddhist teachings and practice.

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

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