The Center is currently closed due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Programming resumes at 6:00pm on Monday, November 27th for the Monday Night Sit.


As we celebrate our 10th year we also celebrate those who dare to be brave and creative, becoming intimate with their own suffering to alleviate the suffering of others.



ZenCare provides support for those facing loss, illness and isolation.


Living Fearlessly: Facing the Inevitable

January 9th- June 9th, 2018

Join Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell on this unique journey in learning how to face our fear of death. Consider how fully facing the inevitability of end-of-life can liberate us to live courageously and with gratitude.

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Winter Sesshin: Appreciate Your Life

January 11th-14th, 2018 at The Garrison Institute

Sesshin, the intimacy of heart-mind, is a cornerstone of Zen practice offering an opportunity to experience our essential nature. Explore and deepen your practice with Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell, Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison and Sensei Dorothy Dai-En Friedman at our annual silent retreat drawing on the teachings of Taizan Maezumi Roshi.

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Commit-to-Sit: A 90-Day Commitment to Practice

January 11th- April 12th, 2018

Usher in the New Year with the third annual Commit-to-Sit Practice Period. Each morning participants will receive an email excerpt from the study text, Appreciate Your Life, a collection of Maezumi Roshi’s teachings, along with a thought-provoking reflection to challenge, encourage, and delight.

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Zen History

January 17th- May 16th, 2018

This survey of Zen history focuses on the life and teachings of 13th century Soto Zen founder and celebrated writer, poet and philosopher, Eihei Dogen. Today, Dogen is considered one of the world’s most remarkable religious thinkers and the questions that drove him are at the heart of contemporary Zen practice.

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