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Welcome to your neighborhood temple

We modeled our education practice experience after the neighborhood temples we visited in Japan— places of learning, of care, and of love. The great thing about our online offerings is that we can serve our global neighborhood as well.

foundations in contemplative care
Integrating spiritual practice and caregiving
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contemplative medicine fellowship
Leading the change in the culture of care
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accredited chaplaincy training (cpe)
A multi-faith professional education, with a contemplative perspective
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certificate in contemplative care
An innovative and transformative learning experience
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master of arts in buddhist spiritual care
Earn a graduate degree, centered in a spiritual tradition
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contemplative orientation to resilience
Learn to mitigate the stressors inherent in healthcare
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contemplative care educator training
Evidence-based trainings for caregivers
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continuing education (ce) credits
Expand and grow your learning in contemplative care
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contemplative care symposium
Participate in the groundbreaking, transformation of caregiving
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Relationship-Centered Learning

Our goal is to make the foundational teachings of Zen practice and Buddhist practice more accessible to anyone around the world. Through our coursework we aim to integrate these teachings into our relationship with our lives and create a more intimate and harmonious world. This is the work that we have ahead of us. The reward is life itself.

Creating More Compassionate Health Care

We believe that in order to bring a more compassionate view into health care, we have to train physicians and nurse practitioners across the country. NYZC partners with the University of Arizona Medical School’s, Center for Integrative Medicine Fellowship Training program. In this way we provide curriculum and instruction around contemplative care practices for the country’s leading integrative physicians and nurse practitioners. Teaching appointments include the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine in San Diego, the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston Medical School and have taught at Sophia University in Tokyo and Kyoto University in Japan, Brown and Harvard Medical Schools and many others. Masters in Bhuddist Studies: New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care along with New York Theological Seminary created a dynamic and clinically oriented Buddhist track of studies within NYTS Master of Pastoral Care and Counseling degree program. We are delighted to extend this offering with NYTS to those interested in integrating Buddhist studies and practice into their professional or non-professional training path.


Together we will learn, practice, serve

Guiding Teachers, Sensei Chodo Robert Campbell GC-C and Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, oversee the extensive educational offerings. They are joined by numerous mentors, visiting teachers, healthcare practitioners and guest speakers. We come together as a world-wide virtual community for lectures, talks and group discussion, and in small intimate groups for mentor meetings and experiential learning.

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