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Shoboji Anniversary Sesshin

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Shinge Roshi leads us in this special weekend sesshin commemorating the founding of our temple 55 years ago.

New York Zendo Shoboji is one of the first Rinzai Zen practice centers to be established in the United States and continues to offer authentic Rinzai Zen training amid the bustle of daily life in Manhattan.

The sesshin will include zazen, chanting, teisho and dokusan. Formal meals using jihatsu (nested bowls) will be served. This sesshin will also be offered online. Read more »

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Fri, Sep 15, 2023 - 7:00pm - Sun, Sep 17, 2023 - 7:00pm

DBZ 47th Anniversary Sesshin

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Let us gather on Dai Bosatsu Mountain and sit with all our might to requite the beneficence of the great founding teachers whose endless vow brought Dai Bosatsu Zendo into being.

Generations of Zen students from all over the world have practiced at Dai Bosatsu Zendo during the past five decades.

Led by Shinge Roshi and Chigan Roshi, this sesshin commemorates the 47th anniversary of the formal opening of Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji on July 4, 1976, the bicentennial of the United States. Read more »

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Sat, Jul 1, 2023 - 7:00pm - Sat, Jul 8, 2023 - 5:00pm

Nyogen Senzaki Sesshin

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Join us in person and online for this five-day sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo, honoring Nyogen Senzaki, the great early pioneer of Zen in America whose teachings and poems continue to inspire us decades after his passing.

A student of Soen Shaku Roshi, Senzaki worked tirelessly to share the Dharma even while interned at Heart Mountain during World War II. His deep spiritual friendship with Soen Nakagawa Roshi was an underlying cause for the founding of Dai Bosatsu Zendo. Read more »

Date: 
Tue, May 9, 2023 - 7:00pm - Sun, May 14, 2023 - 5:00pm

Holy Days Sesshin Online!

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Celebrate Buddha's Birthday with us at Holy Days Sesshin online!

This sesshin will be led by Shinge Roshi and Hokuto Osho. On April 9 at 2:30 p.m. we will honor the birth of the Buddha with a special ceremony.

Online participants will also be able to join morning service, teisho each afternoon, and chanting and zazen each evening.

There is a suggested sliding scale fee of $75 - $200 — please choose the amount that’s right for you.

For more information, please click here.

Date: 
Sat, Apr 8, 2023 - 7:00pm - Sat, Apr 15, 2023 - 5:00pm

Holy Days Sesshin at DBZ

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Experience the beginning of this season of renewal in person at Dai Bosatsu Zendo, as early spring breezes flow over Beecher Lake and new shoots begin to emerge.

We will honor the birth of the Buddha with a special ceremony, bathing a statue of the baby Buddha in his beautiful flower pavilion. We will also commemorate Master Rinzai, the founder of our Zen school.

ZSS Covid Protocols apply.  For more information, please click here.

Date: 
Sat, Apr 8, 2023 - 7:00pm - Sat, Apr 15, 2023 - 5:00pm

Hoen-ji Summer Sesshin

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Registration is now closed.

Summer at the Zen Center of Syracuse, with its myriad shades of green and wildlife accompanying us as we do outdoor kinhin along Onondaga Creek, is a wondrous time for opening the heart.

Led by Shinge Roshi, this sesshin will be offered both in person and online, and will include teisho and dokusan. For those participating through Zoom, off-line time will be built into the schedule for meals, work practice at home and kinhin.

In-Person Attendance, Members: $220, Non-members: $275 Read more »

Date: 
Thu, Jul 27, 2023 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 30, 2023 - 5:00pm

March-On Sesshin at NYZ

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Join us as we commemorate the life and legacy of Soen Nakagawa Roshi, whose commitment to transmitting the Dharma to the West, profundity and creative spirit have inspired generations of Zen students.

Offered in person and online, and led by Hokuto Daniel Diffin Osho, the sesshin will include zazen, morning service, meals, teisho and dokusan. ZSS Covid Protocols apply to in-person participants.

For more information, please click here.

Date: 
Fri, Mar 10, 2023 - 7:00pm - Sun, Mar 12, 2023 - 6:00pm

Parinirvana Sesshin at NYZ

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Shinge Roshi will lead this sesshin in person, with a special Parinirvana ceremony marking Shakyamuni Buddha’s entry into final Nirvana, and a commemoration ceremony for Eido Tai Shimano Roshi, who passed away Feb. 19, 2018.

The sesshin will include zazen, morning service, meals, teisho and dokusan. For those participating through Zoom, off-line time will be built into the schedule. ZSS Covid Protocols apply to in-person participants.

For more information, please click here.

Date: 
Fri, Feb 17, 2023 - 7:00pm - Sun, Feb 19, 2023 - 6:00pm

Rohatsu Sesshin

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When Shakyamuni Buddha resolved to realize the end to old age, sickness and death, he sat beneath a Bodhi tree and did not rise until finally, at dawn on December the 8th, a glimmering star caused him to awaken to his own true nature. The enlightenment of Shakyamuni is commemorated around the world by eight days of sesshin, known as Rohatsu, during which participants sit longer and longer each night, recognizing the unshakable faith and determination of Shakyamuni. Read more »

Date: 
Wed, Nov 30, 2022 - 7:00pm - Thu, Dec 8, 2022 - 8:00am

Harvest Sesshin at DBZ

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Clear and refocus your heart and mind amid the austere beauty of late autumn on Dai Bosatsu Mountain. As we sit together in deep silence in person and online, we will experience the profound stillness that inspires us to encounter our true nature.

Led by Shinge Roshi, this sesshin will include Jukai, in which students receive the Buddhist Precepts from their teacher.

If you have any questions, or if this will be your first sesshin at DBZ, please email us before registering. Read more »

Date: 
Tue, Nov 8, 2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, Nov 13, 2022 - 5:00pm
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