December Half-Day Retreat 2020

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.

Cancelled: Thursday Guided Meditation

Thursday, December 24th, 2020 from 6:30pm - 7:20pm ET

The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care will not be holding our Thursday Evening Guided Meditation on Thursday 12/24/20. We are looking forward to being with you and practicing at our normal time in the new year.

New Year’s Eve Sit 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:00PM - 8:30PM EST

This online evening is an opportunity to reflect upon the year that has passed and ponder all the possibilities a new year might hold.

Cancelled: Thursday Guided Meditation

Thursday, December 31st, 2020 from 6:30pm - 7:20pm ET

The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care will not be holding our Thursday Evening Guided Meditation on Thursday 12/31/20.

Coming to Terms: A Contemplative Support Group for Individuals Living with a Terminal Illness

Bi-weekly, January 7th - June 10th, 2021 from 2:30pm-4:00pm ET, online via Zoom

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.

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.

Pre-emptive Care Tactics: An Online Discussion

Monday, January 11th, 2021 from 6:00pm-7:30pm ET

In this online dharma dialogue, Koshin and Pamela Ayo Yetunde will put their heads and hearts together to imagine how we might notice the residuals of the abuse of power and better prepare ourselves to care proactively.

January Half-Day Online Retreat

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.

Shadow Culture: Exploring the Relationship between the Individual and the Collective

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.

Foundations in Contemplative Care Online Information Session

Monday, January 25th, 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.

Online Bereavement Group: A Contemplative Approach to Grief and Loss

Tuesdays, January 26th, 2021 - March 9th, 2021 from 5:00pm-6:30pm ET 

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.

Online Bereavement Group: A Contemplative Approach to Grief and Loss

Wednesdays, January 27th, 2021 - March 10th, 2021 from 6:30pm-8:00pm ET 

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.

Monthly Community Group Offerings

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: Facing the Inevitable

Tuesdays, February 2nd, 2021 - March 30th, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm ET

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.

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.

February Half-Day Online Retreat

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, February 22nd, 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.

End of Life Tech for Health Care

February 25th, 2021 from 1:30pm-2:30pm ET

Join us for a End of Life Tech for Health Care Town Hall. EOL and the Cleveland Clinic will explore the remarkable new tech offerings available to support end of life care with Koshin Paley Ellison, Oceana Sawyer and Torrie Fields.

Karuna Sangha

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

Friday, March 12th, 2021 from 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.

March Half Day Retreat

Saturday, March 20th, 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.

Love & Resilience: The Contemplative Care Summit

March 25th-29th, 2021

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.

Foundations in Contemplative Care Online Information Session

Monday, March 29th 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.

Online Bereavement Group: A Contemplative Approach to Grief and Loss

Tuesdays, March 30th, 2021 - May 11th, 2021 from 5:30pm-7:00pm ET

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.

Online LGBTQIA+ Bereavement Group: A Contemplative Approach to Grief and Loss

Wednesdays, March 31st, 2021 - May 12th, 2021 from 6:30pm-8:00pm ET

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. We will come together as LGBTQIA+ identified folk in the spirit of community and mutual care.

Contemplative End of Life Care Training Intensive

Friday, April 9th-Sunday, April 11th, 2021 from 11:00am-6:00pm ET

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. 

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

Friday, April 9th, 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.

Moving from Loss to Found: An Online Writing Workshop

Wednesday April 14th, 21st, 28th and May 5th, 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.

TANGARYO: BECOMING A FORMAL ZEN STUDENT

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.

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 Tieraona Low Dog, MD as they discuss the birth of the new Contemplative Medicine Fellowship and how contemplative practice can be a powerful instrument of healing.

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.

CONTEMPLATIVE CLINICIANS SUPPORT GROUP​

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

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.

Zen Shabbat: A Zen Jewish Night of Ritual and Care

Friday, June 11th, 2020, 6:30pm-8:00pm

New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and Lab/Shul 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.

Half Day Online Retreat

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.

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.

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.