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Sun, Oct 8, 2023 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
On Sunday, October 8, please join us in the Forman House after morning service and dokusan as we celebrate Roshi's birthday with lunch and a cake! More details to come.
Sun, Oct 15, 2023 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Led by Shinge Roshi, Dharma Study is offered both in-person and via Zoom.  In-person students will meet in the Forman House, where a Zoom connection will also be available. We will read and...
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. This fall sesshin commemorates the founding of...

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 or Second Sunday of the month from 2-3:30 p.m. ET
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.