Transforming care through contemplative practice and
meeting illness, aging, and death with wisdom and compassion.

How can ZenCare Help You?

If you are facing loss, isolation, or a challenging life transition, our trained contemplative caregivers can provide support, comfort, and compassion. Our grief and bereavement support is held on site at New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care in New York City.

A Contemplative Approach to Care

NYZCCC offers relationship-centered support, using the caregiver’s training and practice as the primary source of loving action. Contemplative caregivers seek to understand causes of suffering and to explore and nurture sources of strength such as resilience and compassion.

The ZenCare Team

Guiding Teachers, Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, oversee the extensive education and clinical training of the ZenCare team. Those who have received training at NYZCCC and are active members of our community hold advanced degrees in related fields such as Social Work, Nursing, Psychology, and Pastoral Care and Counseling.

Since its founding in 2007, NYZCCC has provided contemplative care to over 100,000 individuals.

One to One Support

We provide a contemplative approach to care for those facing life’s transitions, as well as grief and bereavement support for families and loved ones.

Grief is one of the most common of shared human experiences. It is the heart’s natural response to loss. Losing someone or something we love is heartbreaking and causes great suffering.

With support and guidance, we can meet our grief with compassion and wisdom. Working with a skilled contemplative caregiver is an opportunity for an additional layer of support in the healing process.

Ritual & Ceremonies

Other services honoring life’s most significant transitions include:
• Baby Blessings and Namings
• Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies
• End-of-Life Rituals, Memorials, and Funeral Services
• Mizuko Kuyo (a special ceremony to honor the loss of an unborn child or children who have died in the first years of life)


To inquire about ZenCare, please contact:, (212) 677-1087