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

Sunday Services at Fire Lotus Temple

Open Dates
Zen Center of New York City
Fire Lotus Temple is once again holding Sunday services each week, in addition to weekday morning and evening zazen. If you are new to the Zen Center and have not had beginning instruction in seated meditation (zazen) in the Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO), we offer an orientation session as part of the morning program […]

On-Site ZCNYC: Half-Day Sit—Like a Mountain

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

September 25, 2021
Zen Center of New York City
Please join us for a half day sit at the Temple! Pre-registration and previous zazen instruction required, no walk-ins please! These short zazen intensives are popular with those new to Zen practice or meditation, as well as more experienced students. The morning offers a time of silence […]

On-site ZCNYC: Seeing the Moon—Writing and the Art of Change

with Katherine Jifu Jamieson

October 2, 2021
Zen Center of New York City
In this writing workshop we’ll be exploring the theme of change and the wide range of responses it can evoke: grief, regret, renewal, and possibility. We’ll have time to write together in various forms and share our work as a way to make sense of the shifts we’re living through in these unique times.

On-Site ZCNYC: Half-Day Sit—Be One With

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

October 2, 2021
Zen Center of New York City
Please join us for a half day sit at the Temple! Pre-registration and previous zazen instruction required, no walk-ins please! These short zazen intensives are popular with those new to Zen practice or meditation, as well as more experienced students. The morning offers a time of silence […]

ZCNYC Fusatsu (on-site)

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

October 7, 2021
Zen Center of New York City
Please join us for a fusatsu ceremony at the Temple! This evening's renewal of vows ceremony will begin with a period of zazen, followed by a chanting service. Hojin Sensei will then offer a Dharma talk.

Drawing Breath (on-site at ZCNYC)

with Robyn Ikyo Love

October 9, 2021
Zen Center of New York City
A slowing down of our usual entry into Buddhist liturgy as a way to experience through the body-mind the import of the words we are giving voice to. “Invoking,” Bodhidharma is quoted as saying, “Comes from the mind. Chanting is centered in the mouth and appears as sound, and because invoking comes from the mind, it is called a door to awareness.” […]