Buddhist Chaplaincy

Programs for Summer 2022


Monday 6:30 p.m. book discussion on Alan Watts’ The Wisdom of Insecurity. To get the reading, email Ryan Bell at Rbell05@syr.edu. Held via Zoom.

Wednesday 5:30 p.m. meditation on Zoom

Thursday 12:30 p.m. meditation in Small Chapel

To join our Discord, email Ryan Bell Rbell05@syr.edu.

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Mindfulness Training Program

The certificate program will continue beginning Sept. 13. The program helps students gain a deeper understanding of and connection with meditation. Anyone interested in applying or learning more should contact JoAnn Cooke at jmcooke@syr.edu as soon as possible. Rolling applications for level I and level II are being accepted at this time.


The Buddhist Chaplaincy is sponsored by the Zen Center of Syracuse and Zen Studies Society.

On-campus weekly meditation, including additional sittings and classes offered during the academic year. For information, contact Chaplain JoAnn Cooke or sign up for their weekly emails!

Chaplain Cooke is also a spiritual advisor to Quaker and Atheist students. Contact her to learn more or for support.


JoAnn Cooke Portrait

JoAnn Cooke, Chaplain




Jikyo Bonnie Shoultz

Jikyo Bonnie Shoultz, Chaplain
315.492.6341; Call for an appointment





Zen Center of Syracuse
266 W. Seneca Tnpk., Syracuse, NY 13207

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