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Sun, Dec 12, 2021 - 12:00am - Sun, Mar 27, 2022 - 12:00am
Please join ZCS sangha member Ch?Kei Hilary McManus, Ph.D. (Director, Environmental Sciences at Le Moyne College) and Karin Botto, M.S. (doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Leadership at...
Fri, Dec 31, 2021 - 12:00am - Mon, Feb 28, 2022 - 12:00am
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...
Thu, Jan 20, 2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jan 23, 2022 - 5:00pm
Sitting in the deep stillness, as snowflakes fall and temperatures drop, we can encounter our true nature. This Zoom sesshin will be led by Shinge Roshi and will include zazen, morning...
Sun, Jan 30, 2022 - 4:00pm - Sun, Feb 20, 2022 - 5:30pm
An Eight-Week Course Taught by Hokuto Sensei Bodhidharma is perhaps the most pivotal figure in the development of Zen, yet so much of what we know (or think we know) about him is based on myth and...
Fri, Feb 4, 2022 - 7:00pm - Fri, Mar 18, 2022 - 7:00pm
A Seven-Week Course Taught by Masaki Matsubara Osho

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.
Online Tibetan Service 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

Current and Upcoming Courses

Course begins Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Shinge Sherry Chayat Roshi, abbot of the Zen Center of Syracuse, will offer Deep Presence as an online course via Zoom.  Deep Presence is a five-week course in the cultivation of inner stillness and clear insight.


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.

Sesshins are currently being held online. Please see Progam & Events for the next upcoming online sesshins.