sesshin

Shobo-ji Martin Luther King Sesshin

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This first weekend sesshin of 2021 honors the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Led by Shinge Roshi, Chikan Roshi, and Hokuto Sensei, this Zoom sesshin will include zazen, morning service, teisho, a Dharma talk, dokusan, and Dharma interviews.

Off-line time will be built into the schedule for meals, work practice at your homes, and kinhin.

While we encourage full-time participation, you may join us for as much as you can. The sliding scale fee is $75 to $150. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Jan 15, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jan 17, 2021 - 5:00pm

Discounts for Hoen-ji Sesshins in 2015

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If you pre-pay for all 4 sesshins in 2015, you'll receive one sesshin for free! Follow the instructions at the registration link for Winter Sesshin to receive this special discount. This special rate is only available until January 7th.
 

Date: 
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 - 1:00am - Wed, Jan 7, 2015 - 5:00pm

Zen Center Closed

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During sesshin, the Zen Center will be closed Thursday, Jan 10 to Sunday evening, Jan 13.  The regular schedule will resume Monday, Jan 14.

Date: 
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 - 10:00pm - Mon, Jan 14, 2013 - 12:00am

Nyogen Senzaki Sesshin

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Join us at this weekend sesshin honoring Nyogen Senzaki, a great early pioneer of Zen in America. A disciple of Soen Shaku Roshi, Nyogen Senzaki came to the United States in 1905. He practiced alone at first, then was gradually sought out by Americans eager to learn about and practice Zen. His teachings and poems continue to inspire us decades after his passing. Read more »

Date: 
Thu, May 6, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, May 9, 2021 - 5:00pm

Holy Days Sesshin

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During this sesshin we will honor the birth of the baby Buddha with a special ceremony and beautiful flower pavilion and also commemorate Master Rinzai, the father of our school. Experience the beginning of this season of renewal, with early spring breezes and new shoots emerging. It is a wonderful time for spiritual resurgence after a long, hard winter. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Apr 9, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 11, 2021 - 5:00pm

March-On Sesshin

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This sesshin commemorates the life and legacy of Soen Nakagawa Roshi. Soen Roshi’s commitment to transmitting the Dharma to the West and his unique spirit and style of Zen practice have influenced the spiritual path of countless Zen students.

Led by Shinge Roshi, Chigan Roshi, and Hokuto Sensei, the Zoom sesshin will include zazen, morning service, teisho, a Dharma talk, dokusan, and Dharma interviews. Off-line time will be built into the schedule for meals, work practice at your homes, and kinhin. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Mar 12, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, Mar 14, 2021 - 5:00pm

Hoen-ji Winter Sesshin

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As we sit together in deep silence, we will experience the profound stillness that can lead us to encounter our true nature.

This Zoom sesshin will include zazen, morning service, a Dharma talk, dokusan and Dharma interviews with Shinge Roshi, Chigan Roshi, and Hokuto Sensei. Off-line time will be built into the schedule for meals, work practice at your homes, and kinhin. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Feb 12, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, Feb 14, 2021 - 5:00pm

Harvest Weekend Sesshin

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As we sit together in deep silence, we will experience the profound stillness that can lead us to encounter our true nature. This Zoom sesshin will include zazen, morning service, a Dharma talk by Dokuro Osho or Hokuto Sensei and Dharma interviews. Off-line time will be built into the schedule for meals, work practice at your homes, and kinhin.

After you register, you will receive a schedule with Zoom links. While we encourage full-time participation, you may join us for as much as you can. The sliding scale fee is $75 to $150. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 - 7:00pm - Sun, Nov 15, 2020 - 5:00pm

New York Zendo Shobo-Ji Anniversary Weekend Sesshin

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New York Zendo Shobo-ji opened its doors on September 15, 1968, and was one of the first Rinzai Zen practice centers to be established in the United States. For more than half a century, we have continued to offer authentic Rinzai Zen training in the heart of Manhattan.

We will celebrate Shobo-ji’s 52nd anniversary with an online weekend sesshin. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Sep 11, 2020 - 7:00pm - Sun, Sep 13, 2020 - 5:00pm

Regular schedule suspended during sesshin

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Please note that the Zen Center's regular schedule will be suspended during Fall Sesshin.

Date: 
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 - 9:00pm - Sun, Oct 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
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