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May 2022

Foundations in Contemplative Care ~ Online Information Session

May 23, 2022-7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on May 23 for this online info session to learn more about the Foundations in Contemplative Care program!

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Caregiver Support Group

May 28, 2022-10:00 am - 11:15 am

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.

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June 2022

Cultivating the Seeds of Zen: A 90-Day Commit To Sit Practice Period

June 1, 2022

Through weekly online dharma talks, daily practice emails, group discussions, and meditation, we will allow our practice to take root within us and flower the essential aspects of compassion and wisdom.

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Sangha Live: Day of Practice with Sensei Koshin

June 18, 2022-10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Day of Practice is a LIVE 3-hour program, co-hosted by Sangha Live including sustained sitting practice, dharma teachings, and an interactive Q&A with Sensei Koshin.

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Caregiver Support Group

June 25, 2022-10:00 am - 11:15 am

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.

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Mizuko Kuyo Ceremony for Loss (In Person Only)

June 26, 2022-1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mizuko Kuyo is a Buddhist ceremony to acknowledge the loss of those who have experienced a miscarriage, a stillbirth, or an abortion.

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July 2022

July Zazenkai: A Full-Day Online Retreat

July 16, 2022-9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In Japanese, Zazenkai literally means "to come together for meditation". This daylong retreat is an opportunity to engage in silent practice within a supportive community.

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Sit for Scholarship 2022

July 23, 2022-10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Saturday, July 23rd, we invite all students, members, and friends of the Zen Center to sit together in meditation to raise funds for the Zen Center’s Scholarship Fund. This fund supports current and prospective students in study, practice, and service work in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes and community organizations.

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Contemplative Medicine Fellowship 2022–2023

July 30, 2022-12:00 am

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.

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August 2022

Wholehearted Sesshin: Summer Silent Retreat at Garrison Institute

August 3, 2022

Join us for an eight-day intensive retreat focusing on rediscovering our values and living life to the fullest held at the Garrison Institute in Garrison, NY.

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September 2022

Foundations in Contemplative Care 2022–2023

September 9, 2022-3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Foundations in Contemplative Care is a comprehensive course of study providing an introduction to care from a Zen Buddhist perspective. Created by NYZC co-founders, Sensei Chodo Robert 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.

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The Five Ranks of Tozan: An Online Zen Study Offering with Gerry Shishin Wick Roshi

September 14, 2022-4:15 pm - 7:15 pm

In this exciting study and practice course, we will learn a profound and esoteric teachings of Zen study – The Five Ranks of Tozan, with Senior Zen teacher Gerry Shishin Wick Roshi.

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September Half-Day Retreat 2022

September 17, 2022-9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for the September half-day silent retreat. Silently engaging in sitting and walking meditation, hearing a dharma talk, and connecting with community are wonderful ways to spend a Saturday morning.

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Catch Your Mind: Teachings for Awakening, Fearlessness, and Intimacy

September 17, 2022-9:00 am - 4:00 pm

How can you deepen your Zen practice path? Join us for ten months of study of the Way through zazen and learn together the teachings of Dōgen, the Founder of Soto Zen in Japan.

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Zen Precepts: Living an Ethical Life

September 18, 2022-10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Precepts serve as guidelines for our daily lives, developing skillful ways to navigate relationships and life itself. This course consists of in-depth study, experiential learning, reading assignments, writing exercises, and discussion.

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Sit + Sorry | A Jewish and Zen Buddhist Night of Forgiveness

September 18, 2022-7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Join Lab/Shul’s ritual team and the leaders of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care for Sit + Sorry, our multi-access intimate sacred night of reflection and meditation, shared traditions, live music and spiritual preparation for the new year.

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Caregiver Support Group

September 24, 2022-10:00 am - 11:15 am

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.

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Courageous Intimacy: Awakening through Connection

September 26, 2022-12:00 pm

Through this communal 4-week journey with Koshin, we’ll learn embodied practices to help us work through our fears and delusions, embrace non-separating worldview, and cultivate intimacy with our environments and relationships.

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October 2022

October Half-Day Retreat 2022

October 15, 2022-9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for the October half-day silent retreat. Silently engaging in sitting and walking meditation, hearing a dharma talk, and connecting with community are wonderful ways to spend a Saturday morning.

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Caregiver Support Group

October 29, 2022-10:00 am - 11:15 am

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.

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November 2022

ZEN SHABBAT // NOVEMBER 2022

November 11, 2022-7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

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November Half-Day Retreat 2022 with Jose Shinzan Palma

November 19, 2022-9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for the November half-day silent retreat. Silently engaging in sitting and walking meditation, hearing a dharma talk, and connecting with community are wonderful ways to spend a Saturday morning.

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December 2022

December Half-Day Retreat 2022

December 10, 2022-9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for the December half-day silent retreat. Silently engaging in sitting and walking meditation, hearing a dharma talk, and connecting with community are wonderful ways to spend a Saturday morning.

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New Year’s Eve Sit 2022 | Online & In-Person

December 31, 2022-6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This evening is an opportunity to reflect upon the year that has passed and ponder all the possibilities a new year might hold. Join Chodo Sensei, Koshin Sensei, and the NYZC community for an evening of Zazen (short periods of sitting meditation), a dharma talk, followed by the ringing of the great bell 108 times.

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January 2023

Beginner’s Mind Sesshin: A Winter Silent Retreat of Wholehearted Practice at the Garrison Institute

January 11 2023 - January 15 2023

Start the new year in community with us for Winter Sesshin at The Garrison Institute. Sesshin provides an extraordinary opportunity to slow down, enjoy a change of pace and focus, and feel both the immediate and far-reaching impacts throughout your life by participating in these five days of Noble Silence.

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Every Moment is Practice: A 90-Day Commit To Sit Practice Period

January 11 2023

Through weekly online dharma talks, daily practice emails, private group discussions, daily meditation opportunities, and more, we will allow our practice to strip away the negative filters that block connection and appreciation!

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January Half-Day Retreat 2023

January 21 2023-9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Silently engaging in sitting and walking meditation, hearing a dharma talk, and connecting with community are wonderful ways to spend a Saturday morning.

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The Nature of Awakened Practice: Walking the Path with the Zen Ancestors

January 25 2023-4:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Join Koshin Paley Ellison Sensei in a 13-week study of the Sōtō Zen lineage and how we can learn from and be supported by the ancestors' examples of awakening practice in everyday life.

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Contemplative Medicine Conversations: Ending Our Addiction to Suffering

January 26 2023-7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for the second conversation in this free webinar series with NYZC Contemplative Medicine Fellowship visiting faculty member Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, acclaimed neuroscientist, and bestselling author.

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ZEN SHABBAT // JANUARY 2023

January 27 2023-7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lab/Shul and NYZC invite you to a shared experience of sacred space and time, harmonizing Jewish and Zen traditions in the celebration of Sabbath spirit.

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