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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.

Thursday Guided Meditation

Thursdays, 6:30pm to 7:20pm ET

Join Sensei Chodo Campbell and the New York Zen Center community for this live online guided mediation practice period.

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.


Friday, April 23rd, 2021 from 9:00am-4:00pm

Since the early days of Zen, entering formally into training under the guidance of a teacher has been the traditional path for those wishing to make a commitment to Zen practice.

April Half Day Retreat

Saturday, April 24th, 2021 from 9:00am to 1:00pm ET

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 morning.

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.

Foundations in Contemplative Care Online Information Session

Monday, April 26th, 2021 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.

Contemplative Medicine Conversations: Prescriptions for Alleviating Suffering

Tuesday, April 27th, 7:30pm-8:30pm ET

Join us for a free online event with Fellowship guiding teachers Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, Sensei Chodo Robert Campbell, and Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, as they discuss the birth of the new Contemplative Medicine Fellowship and how contemplative practice can be a powerful instrument of healing.


This group is designed specifically for Clinicians in Healthcare, and Mental Health field including Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychotherapists and Chaplains.

Zen Shabbat: A Zen & Jewish Night of Ritual and Care

Lab/Shul and the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care invite you to a shared experience of sacred space and time, harmonizing Jewish and Zen traditions in the celebration of Sabbath spirit.

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.

May Half Day Retreat

Saturday, May 15th, 2021 from 9:00am to 1:00pm ET

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 morning.

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

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.