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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.

Thursday Guided Meditation

Thursdays, 6:30pm to 7:20pm ET

Join Sensei Chodo Campbell and the New York Zen Center community for this live online guided mediation practice period.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.