Meditations for Fall 2024


Office Hours with Sensei Joraku JoAnn Cooke
Thursdays (during the school year)
11 AM – 12:30 PM
Chaplains’ Suite

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Mindfulness Training Program

This program helps students gain a deeper understanding of and connection with meditation. Anyone interested in applying or learning more should contact JoAnn Cooke at Rolling applications for levels I and II are being accepted at this time.

Hendricks Chapel’s Mindfulness Certification Program Offers Direction and Reduces Stress


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

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

Sensei Joraku JoAnn Cooke
Advisor, Buddhist Meditation Association
Zen Center of Syracuse




Jikyo Bonnie Shoultz

Sensei Rev. Jikyo Bonnie Shoultz
Assistant Chaplain
Zen Center of Syracuse





Doshin Dave Schubert
Assistant Chaplain
Zen Center of Syracuse

Reverend Doshin David Schubert was ordained as a Rinzai Zen Buddhist monk in 1994. He is currently the head monk at the Zen Center of Syracuse. Schubert was born in Syracuse and graduated from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) with a degree in environmental and forest biology and later received a master’s degree, also from SUNY ESF, in forest entomology. After years of working at Beaver Lake Nature Center and Burnet Park Zoo, he retired in 2023 to join the Hendricks Chapel team and spend more time with his wife, two daughters, four dogs, three cats and two guinea pigs!


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266 W. Seneca Tnpk., Syracuse, NY 13207

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