“How can we sit just for ourselves with what is happening around us?”

On Saturday, June 27th, the Zen Center’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group launched its Sit for Scholarship 2020 event where formal students, members, friends and fans of the Zen Center sat together (online) in meditation to raise funds for the Zen Center’s Scholarship Fund. This fund supports access to classes, retreats and trainings. Sensei Koshin and Sensei Chodo give talks on commitment to practice in less than ideal conditions and making sure that all beings are taken care of.

ZenTalk Notes:

Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell is a co-founder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and is part of the core faculty for the Buddhist Track in the Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Zen Center’s education partner, New York Theological Seminary.

Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMIN, is an author, Zen teacher, Jungian psychotherapist, and Certified Chaplaincy Educator. Koshin co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.

You can find out more and donate to the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care at zencare.org. You can also find the center on:





Music: Heart Sutra by Kanho Yakushiji –  Buddhist priest and a musician of the Rinzai sect and Imaji temple in Imabari, Japan. In 2003, he formed “KISSAQUO”, a songwriting duo based in Kyoto.

New York Zen Center Publications:

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