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Thu, Apr 19, 2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, Apr 22, 2018 - 11:00am
Zen Center of Syracuse is thrilled to co-sponsor a four-day visit with David Loy, a Buddhist scholar, writer and teacher. Loy speaks on how Buddhist teachings can help us rethink our relationship to...
Sun, Apr 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for the commemoration of our ancestral teachers and celebration of spiritual interconnection with all beings. Chanting begins at 9 am in the Zendo. Please wear tabi or clean white socks for...
Tue, Apr 24, 2018 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Eido Roshi’s funeral ceremony will take place at Dai Bosatsu Zendo on Tuesday, April 24, at noon. Sogen Yamakawa Roshi, abbot of Shogen-ji in Gifu, Japan, will conduct the funeral.
Hoen-ji Spring Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Apr 26, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 29, 2018 - 5:00pm
Registration for sesshin is now open. The registration deadline for Sesshin is April 12. Please register early if you are planning on attending. Sesshin scheduling and meal planning is very involved...
Fri, May 18, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
We were so enthralled with Togan's photos and talk about his trip to India in March that we postponed viewing the film Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Sun, May 20, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dharma Study meets in the Joshua Forman House.
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin at Zen Center of Syracuse
Thu, Jul 26, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 29, 2018 - 5:00pm
Please click here for more information on attending sesshin at the Zen Center of Syracuse.

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 26 to Apr 29, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin Jul 26 to Jul 29, Zen Center of Syracuse
Hoen-ji Fall Sesshin Oct 18 to Oct 21, Zen Center of Syracuse