Fall Kessei Opening  We are currently accepting applications for our fall residential training period (kessei), which begins Sept. 14th. Attending kessei-- a traditional three-month training period held each spring and fall --offers an unparalleled opportunity to grow, be challenged, and deepen your practice. To find out more, click for PDF.

Mind and Emptiness, a Talk by Shinge Roshi
Shinge Roshi was invited to give a talk during a Dartmouth College conference called Mind and Emptiness: Perspectives on the Nature of Consciousness. Other presenters were philosopher Evan Thompson, neuroscientist Peter Tse, and astrophysicist Adam Frank. The conference was organized by the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth, and Upper Valley Zen Center, and Dartmouth Zen Practice. Dates were April 28 – 29, 2017. Click here to see the complete talk.

UPCOMING EVENTS: (contact info at bottom of page)

NYZ, Instruction and Teisho by Eran Junryu Vardi Roshi, September 21. At the invitation of Shinge Roshi, Junryu Roshi offers instruction and teisho once a month at NYZ. He is the founder of Eiryu-ji Zen Center, and is a Dharma teacher in the lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi and a 6th Dan teacher of Aikido, Shidoin. Please call (845) 439-4566 or e-mail us if you would like to meet with him. Zazen begins at 6:45 for those who do not attend the instruction.

DBZ, Golden Wind Sesshin, September 23-28. A monk asked Ummon, "What will happen when the leaves fall and the trees become bare?" Ummon said, "Golden wind!" Join us for five days of silence with intensive zazen and teachings by Shinge Roshi, as autumn paints the trees in brilliant colors, golden leaves swirl down, and the wind turns cooler and sharper. Experience the beauty of autumn on Dai Bosatsu Mountain as you clear, refresh, and refocus your heart and mind. Call (845) 439-4566 or email the DBZ office for details.

NYZ, Rev. Miki Nakura, of Higashi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto and the Jodo-Shinshu Shin Buddhist New York Sangha will lead a seiza meditation on September 24.

NYZ, Rev. Miki Nakura, of Higashi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto and the Jodo-Shinshu Shin Buddhist New York Sangha, will lead a seiza meditation and give a Dharma talk in Japanese on Shin Buddhism on September 30.

NYZ, Zen and Poetry: Breathe, Read, Write, October 7.

NYZ, Bodhidharma All-Day Sit, October 14. Dharma Teacher Ryoju John Lynch will lead this day-long meditation in honor of the First Ancestor, and will offer a Dharma talk and practice interviews. A formal meal will be served. A suggested donation of $25 for members or $40 for others is appreciated. Email or call (212) 861-3333 to register.

NYZ, Dharma Talk by Fr. Michael Koryu Holleran Sensei, October 21. Koryu Sensei's interests center on interfaith understanding and double belonging. For more information, see his website.

DBZ, Harvest Sesshin, October 28-November 4 (7-day sesshin). As we sit together, in deep silence broken only by the calls of wild geese and the sound of wind in the trees, we will experience the profound stillness that inspires us to encounter our true nature. Applications for this sesshin are being taken now. Call (845) 439-4566 or e-mail us.

DBZ, Intro to Zen Weekend, November 10-12.

DBZ, Dharma Transmission, November 25. Shinge Roshi will give Dharma Transmission in a ceremony of inka shomei to her first Dharma heir, Kyo-On Dokuro Jaeckel, at DBZ. For information, click here.

DBZ Garden volunteers are welcome. Please call ahead to let us know your plans.

DAI BOSATSU ZENDO EVENTS: To make a reservation or for more information, call Dai Bosatsu Zendo at (845) 439-4566 or e-mail the office.
Office hours: Tues - Sat, 9am to 4:30pm; Sunday, 9am to 12pm.

Tuesdays through Fridays 6:45-7:45: Zazen
Saturdays 9:30-11:45: Morning Service, zazen, temple cleaning, informal tea

Tuesdays 7-9: Tai chi class and zazen.
Wednesdays 7-9: Zazen
Thursdays 6:45-9: Intro to Zen Meditation class and zazen
Fridays 7-9: Zazen

To make a reservation or for more information, call (212) 861-3333, or email the New York Zendo office.

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