Winter Sesshin: Opening the Hand of Thought

January 17th -20th, 2019 at The Garrison Institute

Join Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell, Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, Sensei Dorothy Dai En Friedman and Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma for a silent retreat drawing on the teachings of the late Zen Master Kosho Uchiyama Roshi. Scholarships are available for this retreat.

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Foundations in Contemplative Care, our transformative nine-month training program in spiritual caregiving, will begin accepting applications in January 2019.

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Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Fridays, January 11th – June 14th, 2019

Drawing on NYZCCC’s critically acclaimed book, Awake at the Bedside, this course will engage in personal and group reflection, consider and discuss specific clinical cases, and engage in meditative and contemplative practices to enhance and sharpen our caregiving skills.

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Commit-to-Sit: A 90-Day Commitment to Practice

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Usher in the New Year with the third annual Commit-To-Sit Practice Period which asks participants to sit every day for 90 days. This year’s daily emails will be from Kosho Uchiyama Roshi’s classic, Opening the Hand of Thought.

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A Study of the Avatamsaka Sutra

Wednesdays, January 23rd-May 15th, 2019 from 4:15pm-7:15pm

Through study and practice we will explore this compelling sutra and it’s focus on the Buddha’s awakening, the Four Noble Truths, interdependence, and the spiritual journey.

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Bereavement: A Contemplative Approach

Thursdays, January 24th – February 28th, 2019

This six-week bereavement group is an opportunity to gain perspective and to begin the healing process during times of loss, transition, or crisis.

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