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Commit to Sit: A 90 Day Commitment to Practice

Beginning, Thursday, January 16th, 2020 celebrate the New Year with an energetic commitment to begin or to deepen your meditation practice. Join an extended community from across the country and around the world for NYZCCC’s fifth annual 90-Day Practice Period. Each morning for 90 days, participants will receive an email with a reflection drawn from this year’s study text, Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up by Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison.

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Lorca: An Evening of Meditation, Poetry & Conversation

Sunday, December 8th, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Join us for a special evening featuring the poetry of Federico García Lorca with readings by Marie Howe, Honor Moore, Sheila Maldonado, Joseph Fasano, Sarah Arvio, Richie Hofmann, Peg Boyers and Luis Muñoz.

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Liberation From Fate with Dr Leslye Noyes, MDiv, PsyD

One Sunday a Month from January 12th, June 14th, 2020

This six class series offers a in depth exploration of understanding unconscious processes in the individual and the collective. What is ‘the unconscious’? How is it understood differently by different traditions? Jung writes: “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

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Beginner’s Mind Sesshin: A Winter Silent Retreat of Wholehearted Practice

Thursday, January 16th – Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at the Garrison Institute

This retreat will highlight the teachings of the Wholehearted Way as we consider intimacy always within reach and the joy of living out the fresh reality of life.

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Zen History

Wednesdays, January 22nd – May 13th, 2020

This course presents an overview of the Zen Buddhist School with a particular emphasis on the formation of the scriptural and classic literature and the background of the culture and history of ancient China and Japan.

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