Winter Opportunity Planning your winter break? Interested in deepening your meditation practice? Join us at Dai Bosatsu Zendo, deep in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. To find out more, click for PDF.
UPCOMING EVENTS: (contact info at bottom of page)
DBZ, Rohatsu Sesshin, Saturday to Sunday, (IN PROGRESS). The tradition of sesshin began with Shakyamuni Buddha's intense sitting under the bodhi tree in India. On the morning of December 8, he attained enlightenment upon seeing the morning star. This special sesshin commemorates his understanding. It is the most rigorous sesshin of the year, continuing for 8 days. For more on what to expect from sesshin at DBZ, click here.
NYZ, Rohatsu Week, Dec. 1 - 8. We continue our tradition of extra sittings throughout Rohatsu week. The zendo will be open in the mornings and evenings. The week will culminate on the morning of December 8, with zazen from 6:45 to 9:00, followed by the Jodo-e (Buddha's Enlightenment) ceremony. For this week only, if you would like to sit at times other than the scheduled programs (including late-night sitting on the night of December 7-8), please email Zuiho, and he will try to make arrangements.
NYZ, Shin Buddhist Night, Monday, Dec. 9
NYZ, Fall Training Closing All-Day Sit, Saturday, Dec. 14
NYZ, Winter Interim, Dec. 16 - Jan. 1. The zendo will be open for the usual weekday morning sittings Dec. 17-20, and Japanese Dharma Talk on Dec. 21. We will be open for evening zazen on Thursday, Dec. 19. The regular weekly schedule resumes on Jan. 2, 2014.
NYZ, Japanese Dharma Talk by Rev. Miki Nakura, Saturday, Dec. 21.
DBZ, New Year Celebration, Tues-Wed, Dec. 31 - Jan. 1. The evening will begin with zazen, a talk by Shinge Roshi, and a special New Year's feast. Everyone will join in welcoming 2014 with the traditional Joya no Kane chanting and ringing of the konsho (temple gong) 108 times, ending at midnight. The evening will conclude with dessert and a champagne toast. An overnight stay and wonderful New Year's Day brunch are included. Event Contribution- $250 for adults ($225 for NYZ members) and $75 for children under 12.
DAI BOSATSU ZENDO EVENTS: To make a reservation or for more information, call Dai Bosatsu Zendo at (845) 439-4566 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office hours: Tues - Sat, 9am to 4:30pm; Sunday, 9am to 12pm.
NEW YORK ZENDO EVENTS: To make a reservation or for more information, contact the New York zendo office.