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

Friday, May 14th, 2021, 6:30pm-8:00pm

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.

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.

Foundations in Contemplative Care Online Information Session

Monday, May 24th 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: The Gift of Human Presence

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 from 7:30pm-8:30pm ET

Join Diane E. Meier, MD, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, and Sensei Chodo Robert Campbell, for a free online event to discuss the new Contemplative Medicine Fellowship and how contemplative practice is a critical support for clinicians to foster and sustain deeper connections with patients, team members, loved ones, and themselves in this time of pandemic.

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

June Half Day Online Retreat 2021

Saturday, June 12th, 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.

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.

Mizuko Kuyo Ceremony for the Loss of a Child

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

Jizo Bodhisattva is the protector of the unborn, miscarried, and aborted children, as well as children who have died in the first years of life. The Mizuko Kuyo ceremony from the Zen Buddhist tradition honors and remembers them.

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.

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.