Even though we have temporarily closed our physical space due to coronavirus, we are now offering online opportunities to study and practice together.

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Foundations in Contemplative Care, our transformative nine-month training program, is currently accepting applications for 2020-2021.

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Announcing Ten Scholarships for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)

The New York Zen Center is offering ten BIPOC scholarships (five full and five half) for the Foundations in Contemplative Care training that begins in October 2020.

We see this as an important step toward change. We will continue to educate ourselves and to practice in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha that, “My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.”*

To learn more about the Foundations training click here. If you wish to apply please fill out the scholarship form.

If you know someone who might be interested in applying, please forward this on to them.

*One of the Five Remembrances of Buddhism regarding life’s fragility and our true inheritance.


We are excited to announce an opportunity to join the Zen Center team in the role of Online Programs Manager. As we respond to the needs of the community in this changing world, we aspire to maintain accessibility to our offerings through making more available online. This person will be responsible for implementing and managing a new online learning platform and delivering online courses, events, and other ways to stay connected with each other. Click below for more information and to apply.

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Online Foundations in Contemplative Care Information Session

Monday, August 24th from 7:30pm-8:30pm

Join us for an online evening information session to learn more about NYZCCC’s comprehensive introductory training in caregiving from a Zen Buddhist perspective.

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Living Fearlessly: Facing the Inevitable

Tuesdays, September 1st, 2020 – October 20th, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Take an online journey of courage and revelation with Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Barbara Doshin Ende, to explore how fully facing the inevitability of death liberates us to live fully and fearlessly.

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Zen Study: Use All the Ingredients of Your Life – Bringing Zen Alive into Our Daily Lives

Wednesdays, September 9th, 2020 to December 23rd, 2020 from 4:15pm to 5:45pm

How do your thoughts, words and actions match your aspirations and vows? During this time together, we will explore the 13th century Zen Master Dogen’s Guidelines for the Zen Community and Instructions to the Cook to examine how we can realign and inspire our daily activity in all our relationships.

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Catch Your Mind: Companions in the Struggle – Zen Teachings for These Times of Disorientation

Saturdays, September 19th, 2020 – June 12th, 2021 from 9:00am-4:00pm ET

What is the path when everything has changed? In this year’s Catch Your Mind study, we turn to our Zen ancestors for inspiration and companionship. Together we will practice how to move with disorientation into a new orientation in these times.

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