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Living Fearlessly: Facing the Inevitable

The second Tuesday of every month
January 9th-June 12th, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:15pm

Join Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell on this unique journey in learning how to face our fear of death. Consider how fully facing the inevitability of end-of-life can liberate us to live courageously and with gratitude.

Commit-to-Sit: A 90-Day Commitment to Practice

Photo credit: ©Peter Cunningham Usher in the New Year with the third annual Commit-To-Sit Practice Period which asks participants to sit every day for 90 days. For the past 2,600 years, since the time of the historical Buddha, communities have engaged in an extended period of practice known as ango. NYZCCC continues this tradition beginning […]

Zen History

This survey of Zen history focuses on the life and teachings of 13th century Soto Zen founder and celebrated writer, poet and philosopher, Eihei Dogen. Today, Dogen is considered one of the world’s most remarkable religious thinkers and the questions that drove him are at the heart of contemporary Zen practice.

Cancelled: Wednesday Evening Sit

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

Living Fearlessly: Facing the Inevitable – An Online Offering

Every Week

with Sensei Chodo and Barbara Doshin Ende   Tuesdays, September 1st, 2020 through October 27th, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm Eastern Time, online via Zoom We are living in a time of uncertainty and fear. Each day brings a new reality that previously seemed impossible. The usual patterns and habits that brought us comfort have […]

Tangaryo: Becoming a Formal Zen Student

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.

Caregiver Support Group

We gather once a month on Saturday morning to share stories, connect, ask questions, complain, learn, and laugh.

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.

Online Foundations in Contemplative Care Information Session

Join our online Information Session to learn how we are adapting this renowned program to fully address the global distress we are now experiencing. Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison and Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell will discuss the transformative and practical aspects of contemplative caregiving.

September 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.

Catch Your Mind: Companions in the Struggle – Zen Teachings for These Times of Disorientation

Saturdays, September 12th, 2020 – June 12th, 2021 from 9:00am-4:00pm

What is the path when everything has changed? In this year’s Catch Your Mind study, we turn to our Zen ancestors for inspiration and companionship. We will start in China with Bodhidharma’s Outline for Practice, move into Dongshan’s Five Ranks, rest in Hongzhi’s Silent Illumination, and cross the sea to Japan to meet Dogen in Undivided Activity and BodyMind Study of the Way. Together we will practice how to move with disorientation into a new orientation in these times.

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

Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm

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

Zen Precepts: Living an Ethical Life

Ten Sundays, September 13th, 2020 - June 13th, 2021 from 10:00am-4:00pm

Living the Zen Precepts is wisdom in action – the natural expression of a compassionate and awakened heart. The Precepts are studied, practiced and received to support the fullest expression of our lives.

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.

October Half-Day Retreat 2020

October 17 - 9:00am ET to 1:00 pm 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.

November Half-Day Online Retreat

Saturday, November 7th, 2020 | 9:00am to 1:00pm Eastern Time

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.All levels of practice are welcome. No one will be turned away for financial reasons. Please contact info@zencare.org for further information. Click here to register.

ZEN SHABBAT

November 13 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm EST

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.

CANCELLED: Thursday Guided Meditation

Thursday, November 26th, 2020 from 6:30pm to 7:20pm ET

The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care will not be holding our Thursday Evening Guided Meditation on Thursday, November 26th, 2020. We are looking forward to being with you and practicing at our normal time next week.

CONTEMPLATIVE CLINICIANS SUPPORT GROUP​

September 25th, October 30th, November 27th

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.

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.

Weekly Online Meditation Offerings

Available Every Day

As we find our way through these uncertain times, we hope you are receiving some comfort in our meditations, podcasts and dharma talks.

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

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.