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New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care Talks Archive  A digital archive of presentations and talks related to contemplative care

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  • Robert Chodo Campbell

    Rev. Robert Chodo Campbell, HCC co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, the first Buddhist organization to offer fully accredited chaplaincy training in America. The organization delivers contemplative approaches to care through education, direct service and meditation practice. In order to bring the work to a broader audience, he co-developed the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care Training Program. Chodo is part of the core faculty for the Buddhist Track in the Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling at NYZCCC’s education partner, New York Theological Seminary. He is Co-Director of Contemplative Care Services for the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center. Chodo is a dynamic, earthy, and visionary leader and teacher. His public programs have introduced thousands to the practices of mindful and compassionate care of the living and dying. 30,000 people listen to his podcasts each year.

    His groundbreaking work has been widely featured in the media, including the PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and in numerous print publications such as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He also authored the chapter “The Turning of the Dharma Wheel in Its Many Forms” in the book The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work, Wisdom Publications, 2012. He is a Senior Zen Buddhist monk, Dharma Teacher, and senior chaplain.

    Co-Founder

  • Time

    Chodo speaks on Time at NYZCCC’s Monday night Sangha gathering.

  • Avalokiteshvara

    Chodo speaks on Avalokiteshvara at NYZCCC’s annual Contemplative Care Retreat, Garrison Institute, 2011.

  • Poetry & Opportunity

    Chodo speaks on Poetry and Opportunity at Ango retreat, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY.

  • Harmony of Mind

    Koshin and Chodo speak on the Harmony of Mind at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium 2011.

  • Zazen Instructional

    Chodo leads Instruction on Zazen practice at NYZCCC’s Contemplative Care Retreat, Garrison Institute, January, 2011.

  • Karma in Action

    Chodo speaks on Karma in Action at the Contemplative Care Retreat, 2011.

  • Empowerment of Generosity

    Chodo speaks on The Empowerment of Generosity at The Interdependence Project, NYC, 8.30.10.

  • Anger

    Robert Chodo Campbell speaks on Anger, from NYZCCC’s Contemplative Care Retreat 2010

  • The Present Moment

    Robert Chodo Campbell speaks on The Present Moment.

  • Love

    Robert Chodo Campbell speaks on Love, from NYZCCC’s Contemplative Care Retreat 2010.

  • Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMIN

    Rev. Dr. Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMIN, co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, the first Buddhist organization to offer fully accredited chaplaincy training in America and the organization delivers contemplative approaches to care through education, direct service and meditation practice. In order to bring the work to a broader audience, he co-developed the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care Training Program. Koshin is the Advisor for the Buddhist Track students in the Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling at NYZCCC’s education partner, New York Theological Seminary. Koshin is the Director the Zen Center’s Certificates in Contemplative Studies. He is the Co-Director of Contemplative Care Services for the Department of Integrative Medicine, and serves as the Chaplaincy Supervisor for the Pain and Palliative Care Department at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center where he also serves on the Medical Ethics Committee.

    Koshin is a dynamic, original, and visionary leader and teacher. His public programs have introduced thousands to the practices of mindful and compassionate care of the living and dying. 30,000 people listen to his podcasts each year. His groundbreaking work has been widely featured in the media, including the PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and in numerous print publications such as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He is the co-author of the chapter “Rituals and Resilience,” in the book, Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience, Routledge, 2009. He also authored the chapter “The Jeweled Net: What Dogen and the Avatamsaka Sutra Can Offer Us as Spiritual Caregivers,” in the book The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work, Wisdom Publications, 2012. He is a Senior Zen Buddhist Monk, Dharma Teacher and student, ACPE Supervisor and Jungian psychotherapist.

    Co-Founder

  • Fudo

    Koshin speaks on Fudo, The Immovable One, at the annual Contemplative Care Retreat at Garrison Insitute.

  • Values & Action

    Koshin speaks on Values & Action at the annual Contemplative Care Retreat at Garrison Institute, September 2011.

  • Seeing Clearly

    Koshin speaks on Seeing Clearly at Village Zendo’s annual Ango Retreat, 2011.

  • The Hungry Ghost

    Koshin talks about The Hungry Ghost at NYZCCC’s Sangha Gathering, NY, NY.

  • I Am My Actions

    Koshin gives talk ‘I Am My Actions’ at the Contemplative Care Retreat, 2011.

  • Letting Go Meditation

    Koshin leads a guided meditation on Letting Go at NYZCCC’s Contemplative Care Retreat, Garrison Institute, January, 2011.

  • Revealing the Sky

    Koshin Paley Ellison leads talk on Revealing the Sky.

  • Spaciousness

    Koshin Paley Ellison leads meditation on Spaciousness, from NYZCCC’s Contemplative Care Retreat 2010.

  • Wisdom

    Koshin Paley Ellison speaks on Wisdom, from NYZCCC’s Contemplative Care Retreat 2010.

  • Practice Your Life

    Koshin speaks on Bringing Practice into Your Life.

  • Harmony of Being

    Koshin Paley Ellison speaks on the Harmony of Being.

  • The Nature of Death

    Koshin speaks on the Nature of Death at NYZCCC’s Contemplative Care Retreat, Garrison Institute, January, 2011.

  • Harmony of Mind

    Koshin and Chodo speak on the Harmony of Mind at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium 2011.

  • The End of Suffering

    Koshin speaks on The End of Suffering at NYZCCC Sangha gathering 3.14.11.

  • Promise of Practice

    Koshin Paley Ellison speaks on the Promise of Practice at the Interdependence Project, November 2010

  • Separation and Integration

    Koshin Paley Ellison speaks on Separation and Integration, Sangha Gathering on 11.08.10.

  • Not Sparing Dharma Assets

    Kohsin speaks on Not Sparing the Dharma Assets, Village Zendo, NY.

  • Delusion

    Koshin Paley Ellison speaks on Delusion, from NYZCCC’s Contemplative Care Retreat 2010.

  • Elevating One’s Self

    Koshin Paley Ellison speaks on ‘Elevating One’s Self’ at the NYZCCC Sangha gathering, 6.21.10.

  • The Fixed Idea of Self

    Koshin Paley Ellison speaks on The Fixed Idea of Self to Village Zendo, NYC.

  • Trudi Jinpu Hirsch, ZPO, ACPE

    Rev. Trudi Jinpu Hirsch, ZPO, ACPE, Chaplain Supervisor and is a Senior Soto Zen Buddhist Priest. Jinpu is an Adjunct Professor in the Buddhist Track at New York Theological Seminary.  She was a monastic at Zen Mountain Monastery for eleven years. She was the acting Director and Chaplain Supervisor for Beth Israel Medical Center for four years. Jinpu is on the Core Faculty of the Center’s Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program, and she is the Supervisor for the Zen Center’s Buddhist CPE Training Program. She also authored the chapter “The Four Noble Truths as a Framework for Contemplative Care,” in the book The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work, Wisdom Publications, 2012.

    ACPE CPE Chaplaincy Supervisor & Core Teacher

  • Manjusri & Transcendent Wisdom

    Trudi Jinpu Hirsch speaks on Manjusri at NYZCCC’s annual Contemplative Care Retreat, Garrison, NY 2011.

  • Our Wounds and Scars

    Trudi Jinpu Hirsch Abramson guides a discussion on Our Wounds and Scars at the Annual Contemplative Care Retreat.

  • Why Do We Contemplate

    Trudi Jinpu Hirsch speaks on Why Do We Contemplate at NYZCCC’s annual Contemplative Care Retreat.

  • Aging Guided Visualization

    Trudi leads a Guided Visualization on Aging at NYZCCC’s Contemplative Care Retreat, Garrison Institute, January, 2011.

  • Process of Aging

    Trudi speaks on the Process of Aging at NYZCCC’s Contemplative Care Retreat, Garrison Institute, January, 2011.

  • Forgiveness

    Trudi Jinpu Hirsch leads meditation on Forgiveness, from NYZCCC’s Contemplative Care Retreat 2010.

  • Morgan Stebbins, MDiv, LMSW, Certified Jungian Analyst, DMin

    Morgan Stebbins, LMSW, DMin, NCPsyA, Certified Jungian Analyst, is a Jungian Analyst with a practice both in Manhattan and also in the Cold Spring/Garrison, N.Y. area.  He was the Director of Training of the JPA (Jungian Psychoanalytic Association) and continues to serve as a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York.  Morgan began his ongoing Zen studies with Richard Baker Roshi at the San Francisco Zen Center in the late 70’s and was also a resident at their nearby monastery, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center.  His teaching integrates depth psychology with the wisdom of ancient traditions.  In his analytic practice, the meaning of archetypal symbols that arise in each person orients the direction of the work.

  • Marie Howe

    Marie Howe was born in 1950 and received her MFA from Columbia University in 1983. Her debut volume, The Good Thief, was selected by Margaret Atwood as winner of the 1987 Open Competition of the National Poetry Series, published in 1988 by Persea Books. Since then, she has published two more collections, What the Living Do (W. W. Norton, 1998) and The Kingdom of the Ordinary (2008). In 1995, she edited (with Michael Klein) the anthology In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. About her work, the poet Stanley Kunitz has said, “Marie Howe’s poetry is luminous, intense, and eloquent, rooted in an abundant inner life.” Her awards include a fellowship at the Bunting Institute, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She has served on the faculty of several schools, including Tufts University and Dartmouth College. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence, New York University, and Columbia University in New York City, where she lives with her daughter. In August 2012 she was named the State Poet Laureate of New York State.

    Author and Poet

NYZCCC Visiting Teachers




  • Gina Sharpe

    Gina Sharpe is a co-founder and Guiding Teacher of New York Insight Meditation Center. She is a graduate of the first Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. Her primary mentor is Jack Kornfield. She has been teaching meditation and Dharma for 11 years. She has taught at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Society (IMS), Asia Society, Tibet House, the New York Open Center, the Katonah Yoga Center, and at other centers in the U. S. and helped to initiate and teach People of Color retreats at IMS. For the past four years, she has been a volunteer teacher of Dharma and meditation at the only maximum security prison for women in New York State.


  • Sharon Salzberg

    Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She is one of America’s leading spiritual teachers and authors, and has been a student of Buddhism since 1971, leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest book is The Force of Kindness, published by Sounds True. She is also the author of Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, published by Riverhead Books; Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and A Heart as Wide as the World, both published by Shambhala Publications; and co-author with Joseph Goldstein of Insight Meditation, a Step-by-Step Course on How to Meditate (audio), from Sounds True. For more information about Sharon, please visit: www.SharonSalzberg.com.

    Author


  • Mark Doty

    Mark Doty‘s Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008. His eight books of poems include School of the Arts, Source, and My Alexandria. He has also published four volumes of nonfiction prose: Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Heaven’s Coast, Firebird and Dog Years, which was a New York Times bestseller in 2007. Doty’s work has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, two Lambda Literary Awards and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. He is the only American poet to have received the T.S. Eliot Prize in the U.K., and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill and Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Foundations, and from the National Endowment for the Arts. Doty lives in New York City and on the east end of Long Island.

    Author and Poet
  • Marie Howe

    Marie Howe was born in 1950 and received her MFA from Columbia University in 1983. Her debut volume, The Good Thief, was selected by Margaret Atwood as winner of the 1987 Open Competition of the National Poetry Series, published in 1988 by Persea Books. Since then, she has published two more collections, What the Living Do (W. W. Norton, 1998) and The Kingdom of the Ordinary (2008). In 1995, she edited (with Michael Klein) the anthology In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. About her work, the poet Stanley Kunitz has said, “Marie Howe’s poetry is luminous, intense, and eloquent, rooted in an abundant inner life.” Her awards include a fellowship at the Bunting Institute, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She has served on the faculty of several schools, including Tufts University and Dartmouth College. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence, New York University, and Columbia University in New York City, where she lives with her daughter. In August 2012 she was named the State Poet Laureate of New York State.

    Author and Poet

  • The Human Character

    Mark Doty and Marie Howe speak at Foundations with the Buddhist Contemplative Care Training Program 2009-2010 class.


  • Death and Dying Reflection

    Martha Jacobs leads Death and Dying Reflection Exercise for NYZCCC Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care Training Program 2009-10.


  • Josh Korda

    Josh Korda has been studying the dhamma since 1995 and received his initial teacher training with Noah Levine. He gives regular talks at DharmaPunx New York, as well as other sanghas in New York City. Over the years Josh has had the honor to sit with and learn from a variety of respected practitioners such as Ajahns Geoff, Brahm, Vajiro and Sucitto, to name a few. Josh lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.

    Dharma Punx

  • Approaches to Addiction

    Josh Korda speaks on Buddhist Approaches to Addiction for NYZCCC Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care Training Program 2009-10.


  • Diane E. Meier, MD

    Dr. Diane E. Meier, MD, is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. She is also Director of the Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute; Professor of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine; and Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City where she has served on the faculty since 1983. Meier is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2008 MacArthur Fellowship, National Institute on Aging Academic Career Leadership Award, the Open Society Institute Faculty Scholar’s Award of the Project on Death in America, the Founders Award of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the Alexander Richman Commemorative Award for Humanism in Medicine. She is the recipient of a five-year NIA Academic Career Leadership Award, and she is the Principal Investigator of an NCI-funded five-year multi-site study on the outcomes of hospital palliative care services in cancer patients.

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