Due to the storm warning and expected snow accumulation, Eiryu-ji will be closed on Sunday, February 18.

The center will be closed on Monday, February 19, for Presidents' Day.

January 12-14: Sesshin at the NY Zendo, Shobo-ji (Shinge Roshi)
January 28: Zazenkai
February 25: Zazenkai
March 25: Zazenkai; Spring Ango opening
April 22: Zazenkai
May 17-20: Spring Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Monastery
July 1: Zazenkai; Spring Ango closing and Shuso Hossen
August: TBA
September 23: Zazenkai; Fall Ango opening
October 18-21: Fall Sesshin and Jukai Ceremony at Dai Bosatsu Monastery
November 18: Zazenkai
December 16: Zazenkai; Fall Ango closing

Due to our fall Sesshin, there will be no Zazen at the dojo on the following dates: Thursday, October 19 through Sunday, October 22.

  • August 13: One-day Zazenkai, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
  • September 17: One-day Zazenkai/ Ango opening, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
  • October 18-22: Fall Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Monastery
  • November 19: One-day Zazenkai, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
  • December 10: One-day Zazenkai / Ango closing / Shusso Hossen, 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Sunday, August 13: Zazenkai
Sunday, September 24: Zazenkai / Fall Ango opening
Wed-Sun, October 18-22: Fall Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Monastery / Jukai ceremony (arrangements for shorter participation may be possible)
Sunday, November 19: Zazenkai
Sunday, December 10: Zazenkai / Fall Ango closing / Shusso Hossen

The one-day Zazenkai scheduled for Sunday, March 26, 2017 has been changed to a half-day event, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This will also be the beginning of our spring Ango and we will hold an entry ceremony during this event.

The next Zazenkai at Eiryu-ji Zen Center is scheduled for Sunday, February 26. This will be an all-day event, from 8:30 until 4:00, and it will include lunch in a traditional format. The fee for the day is $25. Please register as soon as possible via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The one-day Zazenkai scheduled for Sunday, January 29, 2017 has been changed to a half-day event, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Abenteuer Philosophie magazineEran Junryu Vardi Roshi was recently interviewed and featured in the January edition (issue no. 147) of the Austrian magazine "Abenteuer Philosophie". The article, titled Nicht Eins und nicht Zwei, was written by Eiryu-ji Sangha member Christina Vaccaro.

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