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. If you can’t afford the program fee, there are options. If you are looking for retreats at the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper NY, click here.

Upcoming ZCNYC Retreats

Following the Moving Line : Indoors & Out

With Barbara Bash

September 22, 2018
Indoors and out, we'll discover how our visual expression of the world changes, moment by moment. Using multiple mediums, our interaction with the cityscape and landscape will be invited to speak through us, exploring heart and mind[…]

Half-Day Sit – September

September 29, 2018
Zen Center of New York City
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 and stillness and provides an excellent way to explore and deepen one’s zazen. The retreat will be introduced and concluded with dharma words of encouragement. […]

Our Lineages of Spiritual Friends

With Mark Finn

October 6, 2018
Zen Center of New York City
Freely exploring our history of relationships to access intergenerational layers of emotional experience is one lens through which we may view our personal lineage. This retreat prompts us to reflect on those who have been our spiritual friends — some beloved and others […]

Zazenkai – October

October 13, 2018
Zen Center of New York City
Zazenkai presents us with an opportunity to return to the well of introspection and committed Zen practice. Each day includes an extended schedule of zazen, liturgy, face-to-face interview with a teacher or dharma holder, a formal talk and oryoki lunch (formal meal served in the zendo). Zazenkai is an important way for experienced students to […]

Academic Study I: Before Buddha was Buddha; Learning from the Jataka Tales

With Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

October 18, 2018
Zen Center of New York City
Using the tales of the Buddha's many past lives as drawn from Rafe Martin’s book, Before Buddha Was Buddha, we will explore how the Buddha turned his fear, anxiety, and insecurities towards his vow to awaken and how[…]

Half-Day Sit – October

October 27, 2018
Zen Center of New York City
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 and stillness and provides an excellent way to explore and deepen one’s zazen. The retreat will be introduced and concluded with dharma words of encouragement. […]

Academic Study II: Before Buddha was Buddha; Learning from the Jataka Tales Copy

With Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

October 31, 2018
Zen Center of New York City
Using the tales of the Buddha's many past lives as drawn from Rafe Martin’s book, Before Buddha Was Buddha, we will explore how the Buddha turned his fear, anxiety, and insecurities towards his vow to awaken and how[…]

Zazenkai – November

With Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

November 3, 2018
Zen Center of New York City
Zazenkai presents us with an opportunity to return to the well of introspection and committed Zen practice. Each day includes an extended schedule of zazen, liturgy, face-to-face interview with a teacher or dharma holder, a formal talk and oryoki lunch (formal meal served in the zendo). Zazenkai is an important way for experienced students to […]

Half-Day Sit – November

November 17, 2018
Zen Center of New York City
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 and stillness and provides an excellent way to explore and deepen one’s zazen. The retreat will be introduced and concluded with dharma words of encouragement. […]

Buddha’s Enlightenment Vigil

With Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

December 7 - 9, 2018
At ZCNYC, we celebrate the Buddha’s enlightenment with a vigil dedicated to the simple yet profound practice of zazen. We’ll begin Friday evening with an informal potluck supper, followed by a teaching in the zendo. Then, we’ll mark the Buddha’s enlightenment by sitting together through the night with...

Zazenkai – December

With Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

December 22, 2018
Zen Center of New York City
Zazenkai presents us with an opportunity to return to the well of introspection and committed Zen practice. Each day includes an extended schedule of zazen, liturgy, face-to-face interview with a teacher or dharma holder, a formal talk and oryoki lunch (formal meal served in the zendo). Zazenkai is an important way for experienced students to […]