Grounded in the dharma.
Devoted to contemplative care.

We are a Dharma organization committed to transforming people’s lives through Zen practice, contemplative caregiving and learning.



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Online LGBTQIA+ Bereavement Group: A Contemplative Approach to Grief and Loss
Using various tools such as sharing stories, writing, poetry, and ritual this online support group will provide an opportunity to gain perspective and engage with...
Wednesdays, March 31st, 2021 - May 12th, 2021 from 6:30pm-8:00pm ET
Online Bereavement Group: A Contemplative Approach to Grief and Loss
Coping with the loss of someone or something we love is one of life’s biggest challenges. The grieving process can present a wide range of...
Tuesdays, March 30th, 2021 - May 11th, 2021 from 5:30pm-7:00pm ET
Foundations in Contemplative Care Online Information Session
Join Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison and Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell for an online information session to hear about NYZC's Foundations in Contemplative Care training program...
Monday, March 29th from 7:30pm-8:30pm ET
March Half Day Retreat
Silently engaging in sitting and walking meditation, hearing a dharma talk, and joining in conversation with the community are wonderful ways to spend a Saturday...
Saturday, March 20th, 2021 from 9:00am to 1:00pm ET
End of Life Care: A Workshop for Professionals and Caregivers
This workshop hosted by Insight LA will focus on integrating spiritual practice with how we care for others. Healthcare professionals, educators, hospice workers, volunteers and...

author - koshin paley ellison


The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care offers guidance for people interested in beginning meditation or continuing in their existing practice; we train people from all walks of life— including medical professionals, parents, lawyers, artist and bankers—in compassionate caregiving; we support people and their loved ones through serious illness and death, and assists family and friends during their grieving process. We also celebrate and honor many of life’s meaningful moments.

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