The heart of our work at New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care is based on the practice of meditation, contemplation, and Zen precepts. To care for the world, we care for ourselves. In caring for ourselves, we care for the whole world.
Meditation has been clinically proven to benefit one’s health and well-being. This often is the initial motivation to begin practice. The promise of a continuous meditation practice is freedom from suffering caused by the many layers of conditioning we foster, in our attempt to maintain a fixed sense of self. The practice of meditation allows us to experience the ease and joy of being: we are fresh and new in each moment.
Meditation is a practice that we do everyday; we gather together as community in support of one another. Our community is made up of Jewish, Catholic, Episcopal, Tibetan and Zen Buddhists and those who don’t identify with any particular tradition.
All are welcome, from those curious about meditation to those who have been meditating for decades. Chairs and cushions are available.