Upcoming Workshops, Classes & Retreats

December 2018 Events

Holiday Party

Monday, December 17th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the center for an informal holiday gathering filled with good cheer and good friends.

Caregiver Support Group

Saturday, December 22nd from 10:00am to 11:30am

Our Caregiver Support Group gathers once a month to listen to each other, share stories, connect, ask questions, complain, learn and laugh.

New Year’s Eve Sit

Monday, December 31st from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Join Chodo, Koshin and the NYZCCC community for an opportunity to reflect upon the year that has past, and to ponder all the possibilities a new year might hold.

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)

January 2019 Events

Commit to Sit: A 90-Day Commitment to Practice

January 17th-April 16th, 2019

Usher in the New Year with the third annual Commit-To-Sit Practice Period which asks participants to sit every day for 90 days. This year's daily emails will be from Kosho Uchiyama Roshi’s classic, Opening the Hand of Thought.

Winter Sesshin: Opening the Hand of Thought

January 17th -20th, 2019 at The Garrison Institute

Join Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell, Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, Sensei Dorothy Dai En Friedman and Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma for a silent retreat drawing on the teachings of Kosho Uchiyama Roshi.

A Study of the Avatamsaka Sutra

Wednesdays, January 23rd-May 15th, 2019 from 4:15pm-7:15pm

Through study and practice we will explore this compelling sutra and it's focus on the Buddha's awakening, the Four Noble Truths, interdependence, and the spiritual journey.

Bereavement: A Contemplative Approach

Thursdays, January 24th - February 28th, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:15pm

This six-week bereavement group is an opportunity to gain perspective and to begin the healing process during times of loss, transition, or crisis.

Caregiver Support Group

Saturday, January 26th from 10:00am to 11:30am

Our Caregiver Support Group gathers once a month to listen to each other, share stories, connect, ask questions, complain, learn and laugh.

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)