Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji
Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji, or International Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji, is a Rinzai Monastery and Retreat center located in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Maintained by the Zen Studies Society, Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji is led by Shinge-Shitsu Roko Sherry Chayat. Located on 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) near Beecher Lake in a deciduous forest region, Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji was established on July 4, 1976. The site offers daily services which include Zazen, Chanting and Samu (work). Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji also offers traditional Ango — "a three-month period of intensive Spiritual training in a Zen Monastery during the rainy season in summer" — in addition to weeklong sesshins and weekend retreats throughout the year. The Monastery site is located atop a 2-mile (3.2 km) drive that passes through "Sangha Meadow", a cemetery for housing the cremated remains of deceased Sangha members (including a portion of the ashes of Soen Nakagawa).