Realizing Your True Nature: Commit-to-Sit 90-Day Online Practice Period

Wednesday, June 2nd - Monday, August 30th, 2021

Join Zen teachers from across the United States and Japan for an in-depth exploration of Zen practice and study. Through weekly dharma talks, daily emails, group discussion, and meditation, we will explore how we can open our hearts to a troubled world

Midday Meditation

Mondays through Saturdays

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation.

Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS)

Every Sunday at 7pm ET

Karuna Sangha participants identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and straight. Using Buddhist principles and practices, we open our hearts to care for ourselves, for others, and for the world we all share.

Foundations in Contemplative Care Online Information Session

Monday, June 21st from 7:30pm-8:30pm ET

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 and the transformative and practical aspects of contemplative caregiving.

Online Bereavement Group: A Contemplative Approach to Grief and Loss

Tuesdays, June 22nd, 2021 – August 10th, 2021 from 5:30pm-7:00pm ET 

Coping with the loss of someone or something we love is one of life’s biggest challenges. 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 the grieving process in new ways.

Contemplative Medicine Conversations: The Medicine of Community

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 7:30pm-8:30pm ET

Join us for a free online event with Fellowship visiting faculty members Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, MPA, and Jasmine D. Hill, PhD. As part of our Contemplative Medicine Conversations series, they will join Fellowship guiding teachers Koshin Paley Ellison and Chodo Robert Campbell to discuss the role of community in alleviating suffering and promoting collective healing in our strained health care systems.

Caregiver Support Group

One Saturday a month

Whether you are a professional or volunteer caregiver, or you are caring for a family member, a friend or a loved one, drop in and take care of yourself. Preregistration not required.

Mizuko Kuyo Ceremony for Loss

Sunday, June 27th, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm ET

Mizuko Kuyo is a Buddhist ceremony to acknowledge the loss of those who have experienced a miscarriage, a stillbirth, or an abortion. The ceremony is also inclusive of those who have experienced the loss of a child in the first years of life.

Moving from Loss to Found: An Online Writing Workshop

Wednesday June 30th - July 21st, 2021 from 6:30pm-8:00pm ET

In this writing workshop, participants will explore the alchemy of grief and learn how we can use it to initiate growth, self-compassion, and emotional progress.

Wisdom Sangha

The second Friday of Each month from 6:30pm ET to 8:15pm ET

We will use meditation, dharma teachings, discussion and have some fun looking at our individual experiences on this sacred journey. This program is open to the public and does not require registration.

Zazenkai: A Full Day Online Retreat

Saturday, July 10th, 2021 from 9:00am - 4:00pm ET

This daylong online retreat is an opportunity to engage in silent practice within a supportive community, hear a Dharma Talk, and engage one-on-one with a Guiding Teacher.

Contemplative Medicine Fellowship

July 31st, 2021 – July 10th, 2022

New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care's twelve month training for physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians assistants who want to transform their role as clinicians and lead change in the culture of care.

Foundations in Contemplative Care

September 2021 - April 2022

Foundations in Contemplative Care is a comprehensive course of study providing an introduction to care from a Zen Buddhist perspective. Created by NYZCCC co-founders, Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, this experiential approach to learning has transformed the lives of individuals from across the country and around the world by supporting the integration of spiritual practice and care.