Zen Study Opportunities


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.

Tangaryo: Becoming a Formal Zen Student

Friday, February 15th, 2019 from 9am to 4pm

Tangaryo is the initiation ceremony for becoming a formal Zen Student at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care under the guidance of Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell or Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison.