Sitting Schedule

Online Zoom Meetings and Sittings

Although we have suspended our in-person programming due to the coronavirus pandemic, we continue to meet online to support each other during this challenging time for zazen, programs, Dharma talks and more. Shinge Roshi continues to teach, giving Dharma Talks and dokusan via Zoom meetings. We look forward to seeing you; all are welcome!

Newcomers are encouraged to attend Introduction to Zen Meditation on Wednesday 7-8:30 p.m. before joining one of the regularly scheduled events.

To attend any meeting below, please email us at admin@hoenji.org for Zoom meeting links.  All times are in EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

Threefold Sangha Dharma Talk and Discussion
Sunday 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. hosted by Zen Center of Syracuse (ZCS) and The Zen Studies Society (ZSS).
30 minutes of zazen, followed by Dharma Talk and large-group discussion

Introduction to Zen Meditation
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Introductory instruction in Zen meditation, followed by meditation and informal discussion. No experience necessary.

Open Zazen

Monday through Saturday
6 - 6:40 a.m. hosted by ZCS, 40 minutes of zazen
7 - 7:40 a.m. hosted by ZCS, 40 minutes of zazen

Every day
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. hosted by Genno
30 minutes of zazen followed by optional informal discussion

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
8 - 9 p.m. hosted by Koge
Tei Dai Denpo chanting (.pdf here), 40 minutes of zazen, Namu Dai Bosa, prostrations

Tuesday through Friday
6:45 - 7:35 a.m. hosted by New York Zendo Shobo-ji
Han, prostrations, 40 minutes of zazen

Tuesday
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. hosted by ZCS, 60 minutes of zazen

Tuesday - Zen Center of Syracuse Hoen-ji Zazen and Sangha Meeting
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. hosted by ZCS Hoen-ji
30 minutes of zazen, followed by practice discussion

Tuesday - New York Zendo Shobo-ji Zazen and Sangha Meeting
7:15 - 8:15 p.m. hosted by NYZ Shobo-ji
30 minutes of zazen, followed by practice discussion

Wednesday
12 - 12:30 p.m. hosted by Daishi Kevin Pinzone
30 minutes of zazen

Thursday
7 - 8:30 p.m. hosted by ZCS
Two 40-minute periods of zazen with a 10-minute break (kinhin) between

Friday
7 - 8:30 p.m. hosted by NYZ Shobo-ji
Two 40-minute periods of zazen with a 10-minute break (kinhin) between