Kessei Opening  March 23. It's not too late to apply for spring kessei (residential training). Spring kessei begins on March 23 and ends on July 4. Guided by our abbot, Shinge Roshi, and senior residents, kessei participants learn traditional Rinzai Zen forms and engage in daily zazen, sutra chanting, and study. To find out more, click for PDF.

Summer Internship Opportunities  Interns will gain valuable experience in a range of areas, including hospitality, Japanese culture, organic gardening, sustainability, and contemplative life. To find out more, click for PDF.

UPCOMING EVENTS: (contact info at bottom of page)

NYZ, March-On Sesshin, March 10-12. Weekend sesshin is led by Dokuro Roland Jaeckel Osho commemorating the life and legacy of our Dharma Ancestor Soen Nakagawa Roshi.

NYZ, Shakuhachi Workshop by world-renowned Grand Master Nyogetsu Ronnie Seldin, March 18, 3 p.m., followed by a concert in the zendo at 8 p.m. A beginning workshop on the shakuhachi (Japanese end-blown bamboo flute) given by Grand Master Nyogetsu Reishin Ronnie Seldin, the founder of KiSuiAn Shakuhachi Dojo, the oldest and most active school of shakuhachi outside Japan. Nyogetsu has been performing and teaching for more than 40 years, and has been nominated for both an Oscar and a Grammy. Suggested donation: $35, or sliding scale.

DBZ, Holy Days Sesshin, April 1-6. We honor the birth of the baby Buddha with a ceremony and flower pavilion in the Dharma Hall. We will also commemorate Master Rinzai, the father of our school. It is a wonderful time for spiritual resurgence after a long, hard winter. Call (845) 439-4566 or e-mail

NYZ, Shojin Ryori Class, April 22, 23, 10am-1:30pm. Masami Asao Sensei will return for the spring class in temple cooking. Masami Sensei is one of Japan's leading instructors of Shojin Ryori and a resident of Jokoku-ji, a 350-year-old temple in Tokyo. She will teach a workshop on this ancient form of Buddhist temple cooking using simple, seasonal, vegetarian ingredients in elegant presentations. The experience of making and enjoying shojin ryori connects you to the heart, spirit, and traditions of Japan. The charge is $75 per session ($125 for both). The menu will be different on the second day. This class is very popular and space is limited, so please register early!

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 9:30-11:30: 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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