Deep Presence Online

Course dates: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Course fee: 
$75 (suggested amount)

Shinge Sherry Chayat Roshi, abbot of the Zen Center of Syracuse, will offer Deep Presence as an online course via Zoom.  Deep Presence is a five-week course in the cultivation of inner stillness and clear insight.

Shinge Roshi will teach simple meditation techniques, including breath, posture, and basic principles of awareness.

Afterwards, our group discussion will focus on breaking free of old patterns so that we can respond with wisdom and compassion no matter how difficult the circumstances of our lives. The course is designed for new meditators as well as for those with more experience who wish to renew the strength of their practice.

The course is offered Tuesday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. EST from February 7, 2023 to March 7, 2023.

We want to make these offerings available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. If you cannot afford the suggested amount, then contribute what you can. If you can afford more, please consider giving at a higher level to help others. Thank you!

Course Fee: $75 (suggested amount)

Please click here to register.


Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat

Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi was born in Brooklyn in 1943. Her father, Leonard Corlan, was killed during World War II. Her mother later married sculptor Maxwell Chayat and the family moved to rural New Jersey. Sherry studied Buddhism on her own during the early 1960's, while pursuing a degree in creative writing at Vassar College and doing graduate work in painting at the New York Studio School.