Although we are physically distanced during this pandemic, we are still spiritually connected. In supporting each other, we can become stronger and closer during this difficult time. We hope to sit with you, hear you and see you through our Zoom meetings. To attend any meeting below please email firstname.lastname@example.org To access a free Zoom account click here.
Dai Bosatsu Zendo’s 44th Anniversary Two-Day Online Intensive
5 a.m. Friday, July 3, to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 4
To honor the 44th anniversary of International Dai Bosatsu Zendo’s formal opening on July 4, 1976, let us gather from all over the world and sit together with all our might to requite the beneficence of the great teachers who brought Dai Bosatsu Zendo into being.
The retreat will include zazen and morning service, teisho, a Dharma talk, and dokusan and Dharma interviews by Shinge Roshi, Dokurō Oshō, and Hokuto Sensei. Off-line time will be built into the schedule to allow for meals, work practice at your home, and kinhin.
Everyone who registers will receive a schedule with Zoom links. While we encourage full-time participation, you may join us for as much as you can.
Suggested Contribution: $75-$150. We know that some people are struggling financially, and we want to make these offerings available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. If you can afford more, please consider giving at a higher level to help others. Register here.
Weekly Digital Events Calendar (Eastern Daylight Time)
Threefold Sangha Dharma Talk and Discussion
- Sunday 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. hosted by The Zen Studies Society (ZSS) and Zen Center of Syracuse (ZCS) 30 minutes of zazen, followed by Dharma Talk and large-group discussion
- Thursday 7 – 8:30 p.m. hosted by ZSS and ZCS
30 minutes of zazen, followed by Dharma Talk and large-group discussion
Note: Newcomers please attend Intro to Zen on Friday 7:15-8:45 p.m. before joining
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 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
- Tuesday 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. hosted by ZCS
60 minutes of zazen
- Every day 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. hosted by Genno
30 minutes of zazen followed by optional informal discussion
- Wednesday 12 – 12:30 p.m. hosted by Kevin Pinzone
30 minutes of zazen
- Every day except Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 – 9:50 p.m. hosted by Koge
Tei Dai Denpo chanting, 40 minutes of zazen, Namu Dai Bosa
New York Zendo Shobo-ji Zazen and Sangha Meeting
- Tuesday 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. hosted by NYZ Shobo-ji
30 minutes of zazen, followed by practice discussion
Introduction to Zen Meditation
- Friday 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. hosted by ZSS and ZCS
Introductory instruction in Zen meditation, followed by meditation and informal discussion. No experience necessary
Dokusan and Private Interviews
Through Zoom we are also offering the opportunity for dokusan and private interviews, which are so important to our Rinzai Zen practice. Shinge Roshi will be holding dokusan on Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. for those who have established a student-teacher relationship with her. Dokuro Osho will be available for personal interviews Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Hokuto Sensei will offer personal interviews on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information email us at email@example.com.