Zen Buddhist Ritual Celebrating Life’s Important Moments

Celebrating Life’s Transitions

New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care Zen Priests are authorized to perform weddings, memorial services, baby and home blessings, and other important ceremonies. Our priests have been trained in a variety of ceremonies, and will work closely with you to find and adapt, the right ritual for your particular need.

Some of the ceremonies offered are:

  • Marriages, Commitment Ceremonies, and Renewal of Vows
  • Funerals
  • Internment of Ashes
  • Memorial Services
  • Baby Blessings
  • Baby Naming
  • House Blessings


It is customary to make a donation to both the officiant and to NYZCCC. Our priests can perform ceremonies and rituals throughout the New York City area or travel to serve. When requesting the services of one of our Zen Priests, please ask about suggested donations.


For all inquires, please contact Martha Early via email or phone 212-677-1087.