Grounded in the dharma.
Devoted to contemplative care.

We are a Dharma organization committed to transforming people’s lives through Zen practice, contemplative caregiving and learning.

PRACTICE WITH US — IN PERSON & ONLINE

We offer daily online sitting at 12:30 pm ET and both online and in-person practice on Monday, Wednesday evenings, and Sunday mornings. All levels are welcome. Join us for practice and study.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WORKSHOPS, CLASSES AND RETREATS

Sit for Scholarship 2022
On Saturday, July 23rd, we invite all students, members, and friends of the Zen Center to sit together in meditation to raise funds for the...
Saturday, July 23rd from 10 am – 4 pm ET
Wholehearted Sesshin: Summer Silent Retreat at Garrison Institute
Join us for an eight-day intensive retreat focusing on rediscovering our values and living life to the fullest held at the Garrison Institute in Garrison,...
Wednesday, August 3rd - Wednesday, August 10th, 2022
Foundations in Contemplative Care ~ Online Information Session
Join us Monday, July 18th, for this free, online information session about the Foundations in Contemplative Care program — a nine-month training program in spiritual...
Monday, July 18th, 2022 // 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm ET
July Zazenkai: A Full-Day Online Retreat
In Japanese, Zazenkai literally means "to come together for meditation". This daylong retreat is an opportunity to engage in silent practice within a supportive community.
SATURDAY, JULY 16TH, 2022 FROM 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET

OUR THREE PILLARS

care
Transforming care through contemplative practice
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education
Bring connection and care into your life, in a very real way
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zen practice
How to approach it, embrace it, and integrate it.
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JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care offers guidance for people interested in beginning meditation or continuing in their existing practice; we train people from all walks of life— including medical professionals, parents, lawyers, artist and bankers—in compassionate caregiving; we support people and their loved ones through serious illness and death, and assists family and friends during their grieving process. We also celebrate and honor many of life’s meaningful moments.

your support
means everything
to us

Generous donations in support of our efforts to transform spiritual care are the lifeblood of our organization.