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Sittings at Syracuse University

The Zen Center of Syracuse and the Syracuse University Buddhist Meditation Association together offer meditation at Syracuse University. All sittings are held at Hendricks Chapel in the small chapel in the basement unless otherwise noted.  Each includes instruction and discussion, with half an hour of meditation. Read more »

Three times weekly

Talk by Shinge Roshi: A Zen Approach to Personal and Global Challenges

Join us at Syracuse University for a talk by Zen Master Shinge Sherry Chayat, Abbot of the Zen Studies Society and Zen Center of Syracuse.

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Meditation Habitat Experience: 2012-2013 and beyond,


Anne Beffel, MFA, Professor and Chair of VPA at Michigan Technological University, formerly of SU (VPA), will speak about the Meditation Habitat Experience. Students and faculty designed and created Meditation Habitats in the springs of 2012 and 2013. Beffel will answer the questions: What was that like? What did we learn? What is next?

The presentation is sponsored by Hendricks Chapel.

Mon, Oct 14, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Science and the Dalai Lama Lecture

Physicist Arthur Zajonc, president of the Mind and Life Institute Read more »

Tue, Mar 26, 2013 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Lecture by Dr. Amit Goswami

Professor of physics at the University of Oregon’s Institute of Theoretical Science for over 30 years, the now retired Dr. Read more »

Tue, Mar 5, 2013 - 12:00am - 2:00am


Come view the contemplative work of Lily Fein. Lily is an officer of Syracuse University's Student Buddhist Association and sits at Hoen-ji. An opening reception will occur on Thursday, November 15th from 6-8pm.

Wed, Oct 31, 2012 - 4:00am - Sun, Dec 2, 2012 - 5:00am

Quantum Physicist, Amit Goswami, Ph.D.

Amit Goswami, Ph.D., is a quantum physicist and professor emeritus from the University of Oregon’s Institute of Theoretical Science, where he taught for 30 years. Dr. Goswami is the author of the textbook Quantum Mechanics, which is used in many colleges and universities world-wide. He is also the author of several popular books including The Self-Aware Universe and How Quantum Activism Can Save Civilization (2011). Dr. Read more »

Mon, Oct 29, 2012 - 11:00pm - Tue, Oct 30, 2012 - 1:00am


In 1972 a small group of graduate students at Syracuse University began meditating together once a week. Interest in zazen increased when the Venerable Eido Tai Shimano Roshi, then abbot of the Zen Studies Society's International Dai Bosatsu Zendo in the Catskill Mountains and New York Zendo Shobo-ji in New York City, was invited to lecture at the university by religion department professor Richard Pilgrim. Read more »

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