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Mon, Aug 8, 2022 - 5:00pm - Mon, Nov 7, 2022 - 7:30pm
InterFaith Works of CNY’s Community Wide Dialogue to End Racism is the longest running dialogue on race in America. Since its inception in 1996, over 10,000 people have been inspired by these...
Tue, Sep 20, 2022 - 12:00am - Fri, Dec 9, 2022 - 12:00am
As we look toward autumn at Dai Bosatsu Zendo, we are aware that the pandemic has created not only obstacles but opportunities to reevaluate our strengths and challenges.
Sun, Sep 25, 2022 - 4:00pm - Sun, Nov 13, 2022 - 4:00pm
Zen Buddhist teachings are filled with numbers, like the Four Noble Truths, the Six Paramitas and the Eightfold Path. Led by Hokuto Osho, this eight-week course offers a survey of Buddhism's core...
Sat, Oct 1, 2022 - 7:00pm - Sat, Oct 8, 2022 - 2:00pm
A monk asked Ummon, “What will happen when the leaves fall and the trees become bare?” Ummon said, “Golden wind!” Join us in person for seven days of deep practice at Golden Wind Sesshin. As autumn...
Thu, Oct 13, 2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, Oct 16, 2022 - 5:00pm
Please join us for Fall Sesshin at the Zen Center of Syracuse.  Led by Shinge Roshi, the sesshin will be offered both in person and online. Online Participation, suggested contribution: $100-$...

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.