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Canton, NY, May 29, 2009 — St. Lawrence University unveils a new sacred space this weekend. The North Country Japanese Garden, designed and built by students and faculty, will serve as an outdoor classroom and a place for quiet reflection. It's open to the public and includes quadrants with traditional Zen landscape elements - a grassy "strolling" garden, a dry stream and a shady moss garden. The Canton garden is based on a design made by several students who visited Zen gardens in Kyoto, Japan, in 2006 as part of a class project and research grant. Todd Moe toured the redesigned inner courtyard of Sykes Hall and found a blend of nature, art, East Asian and Adirondack aesthetics. Go to full article
Apr 07, 2004 — Martha Foley talks with Roko Sherry Chayat, Abbot of the Zen Center of Syracuse. She's in Canton to lead a celebration of the Buddha's birth, and a Zazen sitting meditation workshop. Go to full article
Apr 02, 2003 — Martha Foley talks with Roko ni-Osho Sherry Chayat, Abbot of Hoenji, the Zen Center of Syracuse. It's one of the oldest Zen Buddhist centers in the United States. Roko Sherry Chayat will present an introduction to Zen Buddhist meditation and give a talk tonight at St. Lawrence University. Go to full article