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DBZ Golden Wind Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 - 12:00am - Thu, Sep 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for movie night at the Forman House! We will be showing the movie Paterson. See more information and the trailer for this charming film here.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Come celebrate Shinge Roshi’s birthday with pot-luck and cake after morning service Sunday, October 1 at noon at the Forman House. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. All are welcome! In lieu of...
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join poet David Whyte for an evening exploring the discipline of finding and asking the questions that help us re-imagine ourselves, our world and our part in it, questions that work to reshape our...
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 - 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...
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Dharma friends from the Mindfulness Meditation Group in Liverpool, which practices in the Plum Village tradition, have arranged for a showing of a new film, Walk With Me: a Journey into Mindfulness...
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - 7:00pm - Sun, Oct 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Registration for sesshin is now open. The registration deadline for Sesshin is Oct 5. Please register early if you are planning on attending. Sesshin scheduling and meal planning is very involved, so...
DBZ Harvest Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 - 12:00am - Sat, Nov 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 - 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,...
DBZ Rohatsu Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 - 12:00am - Fri, Dec 8, 2017 - 12:00am

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 - 11am
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 27, 2017 - 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.


DBZ Golden Wind Sesshin Sep 23 to Sep 28, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin Oct 19 to Oct 22, Zen Center of Syracuse
DBZ Harvest Sesshin Oct 28 to Nov 4, Dai Bosatsu Zendo
DBZ Rohatsu Sesshin Nov 30 to Dec 8, Dai Bosatsu Zendo