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Wed, Mar 29, 2023 - 12:00am - Sun, Jul 9, 2023 - 12:00am
Residency at Dai Bosatsu Zendo gives students an unparalleled opportunity to deepen their Zen practice at our beautiful monastery surrounded by 1,400 acres of pristine wilderness in New York's...
Thu, Jun 1, 2023 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
With the renewal of spring, we're opening our doors even wider and are bringing back Thursday evening practice, in person and online. We will begin with Heart Sutra chanting at 6 p.m. in the Carriage...
Sat, Jul 1, 2023 - 7:00pm - Sat, Jul 8, 2023 - 5:00pm
Let us gather on Dai Bosatsu Mountain and sit with all our might to requite the beneficence of the great founding teachers whose endless vow brought Dai Bosatsu Zendo into being. Generations of Zen...
Thu, Jul 27, 2023 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jul 30, 2023 - 5:00pm
Summer at the Zen Center of Syracuse, with its myriad shades of green and wildlife accompanying us as we do outdoor kinhin along Onondaga Creek, is a wondrous time for opening the heart. Led by...
Tue, Aug 8, 2023 - 12:00am - Fri, Aug 11, 2023 - 12:00am
We'll work side-by-side with Shinge Roshi, Chigan Roshi, residents and Sangha volunteers to prepare the monastery for O-Bon — hanging special banners, making lanterns, setting up altars, and more. A...
Fri, Aug 11, 2023 - 6:00pm - Sun, Aug 13, 2023 - 11:30am
Join us for this beautiful and moving ceremony in which we honor our ancestors, family members and other loved ones who have passed away, as well as the hungry ghosts within and outside us. Led by...
Fri, Aug 18, 2023 - 2:00pm - Mon, Aug 21, 2023 - 2:00pm
This in-person weekend retreat at DBZ offers a loving time of encouragement and support for people who are living with illness. Originally created to offer a caring and inspiring space for those...
Fri, Sep 15, 2023 - 7:00pm - Sun, Sep 17, 2023 - 7:00pm
Shinge Roshi leads us in this special weekend sesshin commemorating the founding of our temple 55 years ago. New York Zendo Shoboji is one of the first Rinzai Zen practice centers to be established...
Thu, Oct 19, 2023 - 7:00pm - Sun, Oct 22, 2023 - 5:00pm
Please join us for Fall Anniversary 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: $...

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
Residential Training at Hoen-ji Resident program; On-going
Tibetan Dharma Study First Saturday of every month
Dharma Study: In Person and Online First Sunday of the month from 2-3:30 p.m. EST
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.