Please Note: NYZCCC will be closed August 17th-24th for renovation. Karuna Sangha is meeting in Madison Square Park on August 25th.


Foundations in Contemplative Care, our transformative nine-month training program, is currently accepting applications for 2019-2020.

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

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Living Fearlessly: Facing the Inevitable

Tuesdays, September 3rd, 2019 – October 22nd, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:15pm

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

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Prajnaparamita: A Study & Practice With the Diamond and Heart Sutras

Wednesdays, September 4th – December 18th, 2019

Through study and practice we will deeply inquire into these sutras’ topics including the Buddha’s awakening, the Four Noble Truths, interdependence, and the spiritual journey.

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Bereavement Group: A Contemplative Approach to Grief and Loss

Thursdays, September 5th – October 10th, 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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Catch Your Mind: Exploring the Teachings of our Female Ancestors

Saturdays, September 14th, 2019 – June 6th, 2020 from 9:00am-4:00pm

Female ancestors dating back from the time of the Buddha continue to teach us today. Who were these women? What are their stories? How can we honor and practice their teachings?

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