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.
Experiencing the diagnosis of life-limiting illness can bring forth immense grief for all of us and our loved ones. We may experience our grief in a variety of ways including new feelings towards time with family and friends, changes in relationship to our body, and shifts in our sense of identity and agency. Grief shows up in unexpected ways such as loss, shock, anger, anxiety, disbelief, guilt and deep sadness even relief and gratitude.
Guided by Eugene Taylor’s book Shadow Culture, this course taught by educator and psychotherapist Leslye Noyes, PsyD, explores Jung’s notion of the personal and collective unconscious and examines the relationship between the two.
This course is intended for practitioners and clinicians who want to understand the relationship between the personal and collective for themselves as well as offer that to others.
At the New York Zen Center, we aspire to always nurture community and connection. The opportunities listed below are events and programs specifically geared towards building community based on interest or backgrounds. Please check our calendar for up-to-date information about any time changes or cancellations. View Calendar
Living Fearlessly is a nine-week workshop that investigates how we can prepare for the inevitable. Drawing on the expertise of Barbara Doshin Ende and Sam Haddix, participants will explore the inescapable through poetry, journaling, experiential exercises, and practical tools such as completing advance directives and healthcare proxy.
Lion’s Roar & New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care are honored to invite you to a free 5-day online event: Love & Resilience: The Contemplative Care Summit. The summit convenes over 30 fascinating figures from an array of fields to offer medicine for these times. Explore how to apply a contemplative care approach to life – and death – through their deep insights and practical guidance.
Coping with the loss of someone or something we love is one of life’s biggest challenges. The grieving process can present a wide range of difficult and unexpected emotions including, shock, anger, disbelief, guilt and profound sadness. 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.
Offered in a retreat format, we will explore contemplative care best practices and how it strengthens individual capacity for compassionate contemplative service. Our days will be interspersed with several periods of silent meditation, lectures by faculty, experiential exercises, writing and conversation.
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.