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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.

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.

Online Afternoon Bereavement Group: A Contemplative Approach

Tuesdays, December 1st, 2020 – January 12th, 2021 from 2:00pm-3:30pm 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.

Online Evening Bereavement Group: A Contemplative Approach

Wednesdays, December 2nd, 2020 - January 13th, 2021 from 6:30pm-8:00pm ET

Coping with the loss of someone or something we love is one of life’s biggest challenges. 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 […]

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.

Opening to Grief: Finding Your Way From Loss to Peace

Monday, December 7th from 6:00pm-7:30pm ET

We are happy to welcome fellow sangha member, Claire Dainen Willis to celebrate the publication of her second book, Opening to Grief: Finding Your Way From Loss to Peace.

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.

December Half-Day Retreat 2020

Saturday, December 12 from 9:00am ET 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.

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.

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.

New Year’s Eve Sit 2020

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

This 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.

Commit-to-Sit 2021: A 90-Day Online Practice Period

Wednesday, January 13th - Monday, April 12th, 2021

Join Zen teachers from across the United States and Japan for an in-depth exploration of Zen practice and study. Through weekly dharma talks, daily emails, group discussion, and meditation, we will explore how we can open our hearts to a troubled world

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

One Sunday a month from January 2021 – June 2021 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm ET

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.