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Events

Mon, Apr 21, 2014 - 11:00pm - Thu, May 15, 2014 - 11:59pm
Sogen Yamakawa Roshi once spoke about the terms daihi and daiji: to take away others' pain and to bring others happiness. When we live by daihi and daiji, we are no longer being held hostage by the idea of a separate self. This is the true meaning of taking the transformative step of Jukai.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Meditators are welcome to join this sit-in at the Pont de Rennes pedestrian bridge in Rochester. Plastic inflatable cushions and mats will be provided; feel free to bring your favorite gear for meditations and/or signage. Those who are interested in this issue but have no experience meditating are welcome to join in silent witness, attention, and sending healing to this dear river, the 32nd most polluted in the nation. For more information, please contact dwilder@rochester.rr.com.
Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 27, 2014 - 5:00pm
Registration is now open. To register, either: Register online Fill out the attached registration form and email it to admin@hoenji.org
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Did you know that more than 5 million kids die annually from hunger, malnutrition, and hunger-related illnesses? Or that the nation’s most severe hunger-related problems exist right here in New York State?
Sun, May 18, 2014 - 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. 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.
Wed, May 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Please join us for our May commemoration of our ancestral teachers and celebration of interconnection with all beings. Chanting begins at 7pm in the zendo and is followed by a joyous celebration with light refreshments in the Forman House.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Please join us for our June commemoration of our ancestral teachers and celebration of interconnection with all beings. Chanting begins at 7pm in the zendo and is followed by a joyous celebration with light refreshments in the Forman House.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Please join us for our July commemoration of our ancestral teachers and celebration of interconnection with all beings. Chanting begins at 7pm in the zendo and is followed by a joyous celebration with light refreshments in the Forman House.
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 27, 2014 - 5:00pm
This sesshin is not yet open for registration.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Please join us for our August commemoration of our ancestral teachers and celebration of interconnection with all beings. Chanting begins at 7pm in the zendo and is followed by a joyous celebration with light refreshments in the Forman House.

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 Various Sundays, 9:45am to 11am. Click to see schedule.
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

Sesshin

Sesshin, the traditional intensive meditation retreat, is offered four times a year at Hoen-ji and nine times a year at Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji. During sesshin, frequent dokusan and daily teisho are offered, in addition to a rigorous schedule of sitting, chanting, work practice, and formal meals.

2014

Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin (3 days) Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin (3 days) Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin (3 days) Zen Center of Syracuse