New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care Fall Programming

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119 W. 23rd Street, Suite 401, New York NY, New York (NY), USA (US) 10011
  • Everything You Need to Know About Zen: A Study of the Lankavatara Sutra with Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison

One of the most important texts of Mahayana Buddhism, the Lankavatara Sutra has inspired meditation practitioners for more than 85 generations.

The primary doctrine issuing from this sutra is the primary of consciousness as the only reality and teaches the cessation of ignorance, desire, and suffering. Through study, lecture, discussion, reflective writing and meditation, discover how these teachings enrich our lives and relationships.
  • Foundations in Contemplative Care is a comprehensive course of study providing an introduction to care from a Zen Buddhist perspective. Created by NYZCCC co-founders, Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison this experiential approach to learning provides both classroom and clinical opportunities.
  • Bereavement: A Contemplative Approach with Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell. This six week bereavement support group is an opportunity to gain perspective, and to begin the healing process during times of loss, transition, or crisis.
  • Catch Your Mind: The Whole-Hearted Way with Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison
    This class will explore the teachings of Dogen Zenji, a 13th century Japanese Buddhist priest, writer, poet, philosopher, and founder of the Soto school of Zen. More than eight centuries later, together we will uncover the work of this extraordinary Zen master.
    Dogen’s influence continues to grow as his extensive writings have only recently been translated for study in the West. Dogen’s teachings awaken deep concentration to see into the true nature of all things.
  • Zen Precepts: Living an Ethical Life with Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison and Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell
    The Precepts of Zen Buddhism are derived from the time of Shakyamuni Buddha,  some 2,600 years ago. Today these Precepts continue to serve as relevant and accessible guidelines for living an ethical life. Living the Zen precepts is wisdom in action – the natural expression of a compassionate and awakened heart.
  • Living Fearlessly: Facing the Inevitable with Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Barbara Doshin Ended
    Join Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Barbara Doshin Ende on this unique journey in learning how to face our fear of death. If you had just nine-months to live, how would facing the inevitability of end-of-life liberate us to live courageously and with gratitude?
    This course offers a contemplative, practical, and playful opportunity to reimagine your future, tell your life story, create advance directives, and explore all the possibilities of “what if…?”
  • Join meditation teacher and social justice educator Kate Johnson to learn ways to bring heartfelt intentions into your interpersonal interactions — especially across divides in identity and lived experiences.
  • At our 10th annual Contemplative Care Retreat, we will explore compassion teachings and practices. Through meditation, dharma talks, personal meetings with Guiding Teachers, and experiential learning exercises, we will consider ways of caring for each other while cultivating our unique expressions of compassion, courage, and joy.
  • Processing grief and loss is a challenging and often confusing process. This writing group is an opportunity to find our way through the unknown and write our way toward healing.

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