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49-day Memorial Service for Mokuon Karen Nezelek

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Dear Sangha,

Please join us for a 49-day memorial service on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m. EST for long-time sangha member Mokuon Karen Nezelek, who passed away on January 5, 2023. If you wish to attend in person, please observe ZCS Covid Protocol and email admin@hoenji.org. The service will be live-streamed on Zoom (link below). Read more »

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Thu, Feb 23, 2023 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

49-day Memorial Service for Sandra Strickland

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Please join us for a 49-day memorial service for Sandra Strickland, wife of Nikyu Robert Strickland. The service will be live-streamed on Zoom from the Hoen-ji Zendo. Limited space is available. If you wish to attend in person, please email admin@hoenji.org. After the service, there will be one period of zazen, concluding at 8 p.m. Read more »

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Thu, Nov 17, 2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Jeanette Powell's 49-day Ceremony

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Dear Sangha,

Many of you knew Jeanette Powell, who joined us for sittings and Dharma Study in the past when she was well enough. After her health declined, she attended on-line Wednesday evening Dharma Study meetings with Hoenji’s far-flung Sangha for several years, before the coronavirus caused us all to move to a digital format. Read more »

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Tue, Nov 10, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

In Loving Memory Of Jisho Judith Fancher

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Jisho Judith Fancher, one of the most inspiring members of the Zen Center of Syracuse, died on March 21 at the Zen Center with her spiritual teacher at her side. She had bravely lived with cancer and other illnesses for many years, and in her profound devotion to Zen Buddhist practice, she transformed her own suffering into a deep well of compassion and understanding for all beings. Read more »

Kentoku Joe O’Brien 49-day Memorial Service, Teisho

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At 9 a.m., in lieu of morning service, a 49-day memorial service for Kentoku Joe O’Brien will be held. Then, after one period of sitting, Shinge Roshi will give a teisho about her trip to Japan, followed by temple caretaking. Read more »

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Sun, Jun 2, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

49-day Memorial Service for Philip Gordon

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Please join us at Hoenji for a 49-day memorial service for Philip Gordon, father of Fugan Sam Gordon. After the service, there will be one period of zazen, concluding at 8 p.m.

Our usual newcomer orientation will not be offered; however, all will be invited to attend the ceremony.

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Thu, Nov 9, 2023 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

49-day Memorial Service for ChoEn Carol Biesemeyer’s father

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Please join us for the 49 day memorial service for ChoEn Carol Biesemeyer’s father, Warren Biesemeyer. Please bring clean white socks or tabi.

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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Memorial Service

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On June 3 at 9 a.m. as part of our morning service, please join us to commemorate the life and teachings of Gempo Yamamoto Roshi, who was Soen Nakagawa Roshi’s teacher, a long-time abbot of Ryutaku-ji, and famous throughout Japan for his skillful means in bringing about Japan’s surrender and an end to World War II. Read more »

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Sun, Jun 3, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Service for Gelek Rimpoche

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Dear Sangha,

I’m so sorry to have to convey very sad news: the great Tibetan teacher and our long-time friend Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche passed away yesterday, February 15, at 6:00 a.m. Please join us in a short service for him at the beginning of tonight’s meditation, at 6:oo p.m. Chanting will also be dedicated to him this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. during the Tibetan practice led by Andy Hassinger at the Zen Center.

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Thu, Feb 16, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Service for Gelek Rimpoche

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Dear Sangha,

I’m so sorry to have to convey very sad news: the great Tibetan teacher and our long-time friend Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche passed away yesterday, February 15, at 6:00 a.m. Please join us in a short service for him at the beginning of tonight’s meditation, at 6:oo p.m. Chanting will also be dedicated to him this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. during the Tibetan practice led by Andy Hassinger at the Zen Center.

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Date: 
Thu, Feb 16, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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