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Wed, Nov 30, 2022 - 7:00pm - Thu, Dec 8, 2022 - 8:00am
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...
Sat, Dec 31, 2022 - 9:00pm
Dear Sangha Members and Dharma Friends, At our Fall Anniversary Sesshin, which was attended by Sangha members ranging in age from early 20s to mid-80s, we celebrated fifty years of consistent Zen...
Sat, Dec 31, 2022 - 9:00pm - Sun, Jan 1, 2023 - 12:00am
The Threefold Sangha is warmly invited to the online New Year’s Eve at the Zen Center of Syracuse, with teisho by Shinge Roshi, abbot of ZSS and ZCS. Hoenji Sangha members will be in-person hosts for...
Sat, Dec 31, 2022 - 9:30pm - Sun, Jan 1, 2023 - 1:00am
Ring in the New Year in person with us at New York Zendo! We will welcome in 2023 with zazen, a Dharma talk, and joyous chanting of Kanzeon as we strike the large gong 108 times. After chanting, we’...
Sun, Jan 1, 2023 - 12:00am - Wed, Mar 15, 2023 - 12:00am
The profound silence and falling snow at Dai Bosatsu Mountain in winter offer the opportunity to deepen your Zen practice with the guidance of senior residents. Surrounded by 1,400 acres of pristine...

Ongoing programs

Dai Bosatsu Mandala Day Via Zoom on the Sunday closest to the 21st of the month
Online Yoga Sundays 1-2:30 pm
Dharma Kids Periodic Sundays, 10:00am to 11:30am.
Tibetan Practice Saturdays, 10am - 11:30am
Tibetan Dharma Study First Saturday of every month
Online Dharma Study Every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
Online Introduction to Zen Meditation Every Wednesday at 7pm
Online Engaged Buddhism Discussion and study groups


Sesshin, the traditional intensive meditation retreat, is offered four times a year at Zen Center of Syracuse Hoen-ji and six times a year at Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji. During sesshin, frequent dokusan and daily teachings are offered, in addition to a rigorous schedule of sitting, chanting, work practice, and formal meals. Please click here for more information on attending sesshin at the Zen Center of Syracuse.

Please see Progam & Events for the next upcoming sesshins, both online and in-person.