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Sun, Nov 28, 2021 - 12:00am - Sun, Jan 2, 2022 - 12:00am
The Zoom Threefold-Sangha Dharma Talk and Discussion will not be held Nov. 28, Dec. 26, and Jan. 2. During Rohatsu sesshin, Dec. 1-8, the early morning 6 to 7:40 a.m. and Tuesday 8:30-9:30 a.m....
Tue, Nov 30, 2021 - 7:00pm - Wed, Dec 8, 2021 - 8:00am
Rohatsu sesshin is held each year at Zen temples and monasteries throughout the world to commemorate the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha, which occurred when he saw a star at dawn on the eighth...
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 - 3:00pm - Sun, Jan 2, 2022 - 2:00pm
Join us in person for a New Year’s celebration at the monastery. The event will begin with a special New Year’s Eve feast, zazen, teisho and a service. Then everyone will be invited to welcome in...
Fri, Dec 31, 2021 - 9:00pm
Dear Sangha Members and Dharma Friends, The ability to respond appropriately to circumstances as they arise is so important. Many of you have been struggling with emotionally fraught situations, with...

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


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.