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Sun, Apr 7, 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...
Tue, Apr 9, 2019 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
You are invited to attend the ACTS Spring Banquet to be held on Tuesday April 9 at Drumlins Country Club. The theme of “People Have the Power” will be addressed by Bishop Dwayne Royster, National...
Sun, Apr 14, 2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
You are invited to our annual celebration of Buddha's Birthday, with chanting, meditation, bathing the baby Buddha statue with sweet tea, followed by a pot-luck lunch and cake for children of all...
Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Apr 25, 2019 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 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,...
Fri, Apr 26, 2019 (All day)
DBZ Zendo Dai Bosatsu Zendo is offering unpaid, self-directed summer internship opportunities in support of its Open Space Program. Open Space includes guest teachers, artists, and practitioners of...
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 28, 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


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 Spring Sesshin Apr 25 to Apr 28, 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