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Online Contemplative Care Symposium Awake at the Bedside: Radical Compassion in Palliative and End-of-Life Care In healthcare facilities around the world there is growing recognition that something is missing in modern, institutionalized approaches to caregiving. In November 2016, several hundred physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and caregivers of all backgrounds gathered at the third national Contemplative

Working with Trauma: Compassionate Approaches to Healing

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 from 10:00am-3:00pm

Research in the emerging field of trauma care emphasizes the need for a comprehensive and holistic approach that utilizes the essential tools of mirroring, empathy, and understanding.

Introduction to Meditation

Monday, May 1st, 5:00-5:45pm

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for a brief evening introduction to the practices and view of meditation practice.

Summer Sesshin

June 15th - June 22nd, 2018 at The Garrison Institute

This Summer Sesshin is an intensive seven-day meditation retreat that creates a deep and intimate space for practice.

A Heart at Rest

A Heart at Rest by Gina Sharpe Life can become so complicated and filled by our preferences and plans that we miss the actual simple experience of life as it is, of things as they are.  We become attached to, and excessively rely on, our judgments, plans and ideas as if we really know what

The Vimalakirti Sutra: Vigor and Humor in Care

Wednesdays, September 13th to December 13th from 4:15pm-7:15pm

Investigate the contemporary wisdom of the Vimalakirti Sutra and understand how its application can enrich our lives and our care relationships.

Foundations in Contemplative Care

September 15th, 2017- May 5th, 2018

A transformative training in caregiving from a Zen Buddhist perspective. Created by NYZCCC co-founders, Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, this experiential approach to learning provides both classroom and clinical opportunities.

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