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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OUR THREE PILLARS

care
Transforming care through contemplative practice
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education
Bring connection and care into your life, in a very real way
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zen practice
How to approach it, embrace it, and integrate it.
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WORKSHOPS, CLASSES AND RETREATS

Online Bereavement Group: A Contemplative Approach to Grief and Loss
This Tuesday evening online bereavement group is an opportunity to gain perspective and engage with the grieving process through storytelling, writing, poetry, ritual, and community.
Tuesdays, December 7th, 2021 - January 25th, 2022 from 6:30pm-8:00pm ET
Online Bereavement Group: A Contemplative Approach to Grief and Loss
This Wednesday afternoon online bereavement group is an opportunity to gain perspective and engage with the grieving process through storytelling, writing, poetry, ritual, and community.
Wednesdays, December 8th, 2021 - January 26th, 2022 from 3:30pm-5:00pm ET
New Year's Eve Online Sit 2021
This evening is an opportunity to reflect upon the year that has passed and ponder all the possibilities a new year might hold. Join Sensei...
Beginner’s Mind Sesshin: A Winter Silent Retreat of Wholehearted Practice
Start the new year in community with us for Winter Sesshin at The Garrison Institute. Sesshin provides an extraordinary opportunity to slow down, enjoy a...
How to Cook Your Life: A 90-Day Online Commit to Sit Practice Period
Join Zen teachers from across the United States and Japan for an in-depth, 90-day exploration of Zen practice guided by our study text, How to...
Evolution of the Feminine: Historical Representations and Their Meanings Today
In this timely course with Jungian analyst and educator Dr. Leslye Noyes, we will study the perception of “the feminine” throughout history and what that...
You Are The Eyes of The World: Embodying the Principles of the Lotus Sutra in a Challenging World
How do we experience the suffering of the world—really experience it—and allow it to awaken a compassionate response in whatever form is needed? Perhaps more...

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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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to us

Generous donations in support of our efforts to transform spiritual care are the lifeblood of our organization.