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Wednesday Evening Sit

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Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and guiding teachers for a meditation gathering on Wednesday evenings.

Midday Meditation

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

Midday Meditation

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

Monday Evening Sit

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Join us on Monday evenings for a community gathering and meditation sit. ($10 suggested donation) Monday Evening (Click to Join)6:00pm Heart Sutra Chanting6:10pm Zazen6:40pm Check In6:50pm Dharma Talk7:15pm Four Vows and Evening Gatha

Midday Meditation

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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)

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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.

Zen Precepts: Living an Ethical Life

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The Zen Precepts serve as guidelines developing skillful ways to navigate relationships and life itself. This course consists of in-depth study, experiential learning, reading assignments, writing exercises and discussion. Online and in-person options available.

Sunday Morning Sit

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Join us for Sunday morning meditation. ($10 suggested donation)  10:00am Heart Sutra Chanting10:10am Zazen10:40am Kinhin10:50am Zazen11:20am Kinhin11:30am Dharma Talk12:00pm Closing with Four Vows Click here to join us.

Midday Meditation

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

September Half-Day Online Retreat

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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.

Catch Your Mind: Your Life as a Practice – Teachings from the Buddha’s Life

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The Buddha was born into a life of distraction and privilege and saw that material prosperity and inattention cannot address life's tangles. Acutely aware of the deep dissatisfaction that often pains our humanness, he pivoted and devoted his life to healing the causes of suffering and how to pivot these tangles into untangling through meditation, insight, and leading a life of compassion and love. This year of practice explores the Buddha's life and his disciples and his core teachings, showing the intimacy of these teachings to our inner and outer worlds.

Serenity Sangha

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Serenity Sangha is a sober meditation community with a Buddhist approach to inter fellowship recovery. Each meeting will begin with a 15 minute meditation, followed by a Buddhist teaching, sharing and discussion. Every first and third Friday of the month, 7pm-8:15pm Suggested Donation of $5Click here to make a donation. Serenity Sangha is now meeting online via Zoom (Click to […]

Midday Meditation

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

Midday Meditation

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

Wednesday Evening Sit

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Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and guiding teachers for a meditation gathering on Wednesday evenings.

Midday Meditation

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

Midday Meditation

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

Monday Evening Sit

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Join us on Monday evenings for a community gathering and meditation sit. ($10 suggested donation) Monday Evening (Click to Join)6:00pm Heart Sutra Chanting6:10pm Zazen6:40pm Check In6:50pm Dharma Talk7:15pm Four Vows and Evening Gatha

Midday Meditation

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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)

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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.

Sunday Morning Sit

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Join us for Sunday morning meditation. ($10 suggested donation)  10:00am Heart Sutra Chanting10:10am Zazen10:40am Kinhin10:50am Zazen11:20am Kinhin11:30am Dharma Talk12:00pm Closing with Four Vows Click here to join us.

Midday Meditation

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

Wisdom Sangha

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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.

Midday Meditation

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

Foundations in Contemplative Care

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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.

Midday Meditation

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

Wednesday Evening Sit

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Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and guiding teachers for a meditation gathering on Wednesday evenings.

Zen History and Practice

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This course is a unique opportunity to study with five Zen teachers from different Soto Zen lineages exploring Zen history, Zen koans and the Great Heart Way, social engagement and ritual. The course includes group sessions in which students will develop skills necessary to extract meanings out of the tradition in a clear, tender, and lively manner. Implications for reflection in relationship will be explored.

Midday Meditation

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

Closed for Holiday: Midday Meditation

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

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY: Monday Evening Sit

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Dear Bodhisattvas, We will be closed this Monday in observance of Labor Day.  Please join us next week when we resume our regular practice schedule. May we take this time to rest and be nourished.

Closed for Holiday: Midday Meditation

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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)

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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.

Sunday Morning Sit

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Join us for Sunday morning meditation. ($10 suggested donation)  10:00am Heart Sutra Chanting10:10am Zazen10:40am Kinhin10:50am Zazen11:20am Kinhin11:30am Dharma Talk12:00pm Closing with Four Vows Click here to join us.

Midday Meditation

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

Serenity Sangha

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Serenity Sangha is a sober meditation community with a Buddhist approach to inter fellowship recovery. Each meeting will begin with a 15 minute meditation, followed by a Buddhist teaching, sharing and discussion. Every first and third Friday of the month, 7pm-8:15pm Suggested Donation of $5Click here to make a donation. Serenity Sangha is now meeting online via Zoom (Click to […]

Midday Meditation

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

Midday Meditation

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

Wednesday Evening Sit

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Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and guiding teachers for a meditation gathering on Wednesday evenings.

Midday Meditation

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

Midday Meditation

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

Monday Evening Sit

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Join us on Monday evenings for a community gathering and meditation sit. ($10 suggested donation) Monday Evening (Click to Join)6:00pm Heart Sutra Chanting6:10pm Zazen6:40pm Check In6:50pm Dharma Talk7:15pm Four Vows and Evening Gatha

Midday Meditation

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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)

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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.

Cancelled: Sunday Morning Sit

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Dear Bodhisattvas, Due to Summer Sesshin, we will not be sitting Wednesday evening, August 25th or the morning of Sunday, August 29th. We will resume our regular schedule on Monday, August 30th. May our practice benefit all beings.

Midday Meditation

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

Caregiver Support Group

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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.

Midday Meditation

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

Midday Meditation

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

Cancelled: Wednesday Evening Sit

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Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and guiding teachers for a meditation gathering on Wednesday evenings.

Midday Meditation

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

Midday Meditation

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