You are invited to our Dual Anniversary Celebration.
On Sunday, July 3, 2016, we commemorate 40 years since the formal opening of Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji and 60 years since the Zen Studies Society was established to support Dr. D.T. Suzuki’s extraordinary scholarly work in bringing Zen Buddhism to America. To find out more, please click here.

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UPCOMING EVENTS: (contact info at bottom of page)

NYZ, Lecture by D.T. Suzuki Scholar Prof. Richard Jaffe, May 26, 7-9 p.m. Professor Jaffe of Duke University is one of the foremost scholars on the life and work of D. T. Suzuki. He is the editor of the new four-volume "Selected Works of D. T. Suzuki" (Univ. of Calif. Press). Prof. Jaffe will be giving a special address at this summer's DBZ/ZSS Dual Anniversary Celebration. We welcome him to New York Zendo, where, after sitting together, he will discuss his work on D. T. Suzuki's prominent place in the history of the transmission of Buddhism to the West.

DBZ, Intro to Zen Weekend, May 27-29. Introduction to Zen weekends at Dai Bosatsu are a unique opportunity to experience an in-depth introduction to Rinzai Zen Buddhist practice in a monastic environment. The program will begin on Friday in the late afternoon with a detailed orientation. We will then focus intensively throughout the weekend on central elements of Zen practice- zazen (seated meditation with attention to posture and breath), chanting, jihatsu practice (traditional silent, formal meals), and work practice. Our abbot, Shinge Roshi, will give a Dharma talk on Saturday evening and will meet with participants Sunday morning for a question-and-answer period. The weekend will conclude with informal lunch and discussion on Sunday afternoon.

NYZ, Gempo Roshi/Segaki All-Day Sit, June 18.

NYZ, Summer Interim, begins June 19.

DBZ, 40th/60th Anniversary Samu Prep Week, June 21-25.

DBZ, 40th/60th Anniversary Sesshin, June 25-July 2. This very special Sesshin begins June 25th and ends with teisho by Shunan Noritake Roshi on July 2nd, the Anniversary Celebration on July 3rd, and the dawn walk around Beecher Lake on July 4th. It is filling up rapidly. If you intend to register for Anniversary Sesshin, please email us promptly to avoid disappointment. We will not be able to honor requests for private rooms for this sesshin, and we are requesting a $50 deposit, which will be non-refundable after June 19th.
Volunteer opportunities: The celebration will be a glorious time for ZSS and DBZ. Helpers are needed in all areas, from grounds keeping to greeting guests. June 21-25 is preparation week. If you can come for those days, and stay to assist on July 3rd and 4th, you will be eligible for reduced sesshin fees. Please email us to volunteer.

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

Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Tai Chi class and zazen (please note that interested participants should contact Riki Kixmiller to confirm attendance several days in advance)

Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Intro to Zen class and zazen

Tuesday - Friday mornings from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m.: zazen
To make a reservation or for more information, contact the New York Zendo office.

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