zazen

Come sit with Shihou-san Fuminori Tsukahara

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Come sit with Shihou-san Fuminori Tsukahara, a monk who trained years ago at Ryutaku-ji, and is now doing educational outreach to the West under the auspices of Noritake Roshi and Myoshin-ji, Kyoto.  He joined us last Rohatsu Sesshin at DBZ, and has visited there on two other occasions. Read more »

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Mon, Sep 12, 2016 - 8:00am - Wed, Sep 14, 2016 - 8:00am

Thursday Evening Sittings Return - In-Person and Online!

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With the renewal of spring, we're opening our doors even wider and are bringing back Thursday evening practice, in person and online. We will begin with Heart Sutra chanting at 6 p.m. in the Carriage House Zendo, followed by three zazen periods. On the first Thursday of the month, starting June 1, we will have two sittings and then an informal tea and discussion in the Forman House, led by Senior Dharma Teacher Nikyu Robert Strickland or another of our Dharma Teachers (Shinge Roshi will be continuing to offer online dokusan on Thursday evenings for those unable to come to the zendo). Read more »

Date: 
Thu, Jun 8, 2023 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Online Meditation Schedule

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Please note that all times are in Eastern Time.

Sunday Mornings (except during Zen Center of Syracuse Sesshin)

1st Sunday: 9 to 10:45 am, Choka (Morning Service Chanting), kinhin (walking meditation), and zazen (meditation), 10:45 to 11:30 am, Teisho (talk) or Dharma talk.

2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays: 9 to 11:30 am, Choka, kinhin, zazen. Read more »

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Daily

Zoom Sitting Schedule in 2022

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Starting in 2022, our Sunday Threefold Sangha format will change.  Dharma talks with discussion will occur once a month, on the Sunday closest to Mandala Day (which is the 21st of every month).  We’ll start with zazen at 11 a.m. as usual, followed at 11:20 by the Mandala Day ceremony. The talk will begin around 11:30, with discussion following. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Dec 31, 2021 - 12:00am - Mon, Feb 28, 2022 - 12:00am

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 »

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Three times weekly

One-Day Meditation Retreat

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What could be better than a day of nurturing in an oasis of calm? This retreat will be led by long-time Zen practitioner and psychotherapist Nikyu Robert Strickland, authorized as a Dharma Teacher by Zen Center Abbot Shinge Sherry Chayat Roshi. Read more »

Date: 
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 - 12:50pm - 9:00pm

In-Person Meditation Schedule

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If you have symptoms of any contagious illness, please do not come to the Zen Center until you are well. We also offer most of our schedule online via Zoom, including an Introduction to Zen Meditation on Wednesday evenings. Scroll down for the Online Meditation Schedule, below. Read more »

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Daily

Hip-Hop Zen

Have you ever seen meditation meet hip-hop? On Tuesday, April 19th, you will have the opportunity to experience an enlivening spiritual and musical collaboration. Zion I & The Grouch is a hip-hop band from the west coast visiting Syracuse on their “Healing of the Nation Tour." Zion I & The Grouch uses hip-hop as a vehicle to support the nation through the trials of modern times; send positive, uplifting messages to youth; and promote social activism.
Date: 
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 - 12:00am - 2:00am
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