The Center will be closed Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 – Sunday, December 1st, 2019 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


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NYZCCC Guiding Teacher, Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison’s new book Wholehearted is now available for purchase.


Ecodharma: A New Buddhist Path with Guest Teacher David Loy

Monday, November 18th, 2019, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Does Buddhism offer any special perspective on the ecological crisis? The climate emergency is not something the Buddha or Zen masters talked about, but their teachings have important implications for how understand and respond to the greatest challenge that humanity has ever faced.

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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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