ZCNYC Retreats

Upcoming Retreats at Zen Center of New York City

Explore Zen Center of New York City through one of our upcoming retreats. Please don’t let financial issues prevent you from attending a program at the ZCNYC. All programs are offered on a sliding scale. If you are unable to pay the full amount, please offer what you can. You will be given an option on the registration page.

The following programs are in-person at ZCNYC or are online but specific to our city sangha. To view the full list of MRO retreats and events, please click here.

Upcoming ZCNYC Retreats

Half-Day Sit (online)

February 24, 2024
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]

Half-Day Sit (onsite)

with MRO Staff

February 24, 2024
ZCNYC
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that throughout history have been shown are necessary in order to help humanity not […]

Peaceful Dwelling Ango Opening Zazenkai

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 2, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
Zazenkai presents an opportunity to return to the well of introspection and committed Zen practice. The extended schedule includes periods of zazen, liturgy, a face-to-face interview with a teacher, a formal talk and oryoki lunch (formal meal served in the zendo). Zazenkai is an important way for experienced students to further their practice and for […]

Born as the Earth Sangha Gathering: Central Park Exploration

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei, Sandy Joshin Del Valle, MRO and James Sanzen Cole, MRO

March 9, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
When you think of Central Park, what comes to mind?  Do you think of a park packed with multitudes of tourists?  Perhaps you picture an urban green space, home to Forever Wild areas and a nature preserve? Or, maybe you reflect on the history of Central Park and the people who once lived within its […]

Half-Day Sit (online)

March 30, 2024
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]

Half-Day Sit (onsite)

with MRO Staff

March 30, 2024
ZCNYC
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that throughout history have been shown are necessary in order to help humanity not […]

Genuine Field Zazenkai

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

April 6, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
Zazenkai presents an opportunity to return to the well of introspection and committed Zen practice. The extended schedule includes periods of zazen, liturgy, a face-to-face interview with a teacher, a formal talk and oryoki lunch (formal meal served in the zendo). Zazenkai is an important way for experienced students to further their practice and for […]

Half-Day Sit (onsite)

with MRO Staff

April 27, 2024
ZCNYC
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that throughout history have been shown are necessary in order to help humanity not […]

Half-Day Sit (online)

April 27, 2024
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]

Original Brightness Zazenkai

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

May 11, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
Zazenkai presents an opportunity to return to the well of introspection and committed Zen practice. The extended schedule includes periods of zazen, liturgy, a face-to-face interview with a teacher, a formal talk and oryoki lunch (formal meal served in the zendo). Zazenkai is an important way for experienced students to further their practice and for […]

Half-Day Sit (online)

May 25, 2024
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]

Half-Day Sit (onsite)

with MRO Staff

May 25, 2024
ZCNYC
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that throughout history have been shown are necessary in order to help humanity not […]