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Events

Wed, May 19, 2021 - 12:00am - Wed, Jun 30, 2021 - 12:00am
THE HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, AND PRACTICE OF JAPANESE RINZAI ZEN: ZEN MASTER HAKUIN EKAKU WEDNESDAYS, MAY 19 – JUNE 30, 7-8 PM Instructor: Masaki Matsubara Osho (Ph.D. in Asian Religions, Cornell...
Mon, Jun 21, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:40pm
The Zen Center of Syracuse is a member of ACTS (Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse), which has an annual fundraising banquet in ordinary years.  Last spring, the Rev. Jikyo...
Thu, Jul 1, 2021 - 7:00pm - Mon, Jul 5, 2021 - 5:00pm
You are invited to participate in this four-day sesshin to honor the 45th anniversary of International Dai Bosatsu Zendo’s formal opening on July 4, 1976. Let us gather from all over the world,...
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 (All day)
Zen practice is a way of bringing clarity to one's life circumstances and focusing the mind. It offers a means to investigate our most vital questions so that our decisions are informed by increasing...
Fri, Aug 13, 2021 - 6:00pm - Sun, Aug 15, 2021 - 11:30am
This O-Bon 2021 is an unprecedented occasion, with so many losses in our country and around the globe. Holding this annual community ceremony is always of great importance as a way of expressing our...
Mon, Aug 16, 2021 - 12:00am - Thu, Sep 9, 2021 - 12:00am
After working non-stop during this extraordinary year, Shinge Roshi, Chigan Roshi and Hokuto Sensei will be taking a break from Monday, Aug. 16 to Thursday, Sept. 9. During this summer hiatus, the...
Thu, Sep 23, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, Sep 26, 2021 - 5:00pm
A monk asked Ummon, “What will happen when the leaves fall and the trees become bare?” Ummon said, “Golden wind!” Join us for the first three-day sesshin of fall kessei. As autumn paints the trees...

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.
Dokusan Offered online via Zoom
Online Tibetan Service Saturdays, 10am - 11:30am
Conscious Stress Reduction Course teaching resilience through meditation and mindfulness training
Online 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

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.