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

Zen Essentials — Tending the Garden

with Mn. Shoan Ankele

August 18, 2022
Zen Center of New York City
Just as the hummingbird returns each day to gather nectar, so too daily contact with the nectar of the dharma can nourish and sustain us. And like the hummingbird, who has learned where to find the sweetest blossoms, we also need to discover where our best sources of spiritual sustenance lie. In this in-person evening […]

Half-Day Sit (onsite)

August 20, 2022
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[…]

Half-Day Sit (online)

August 20, 2022
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 (online)

with Joshin Del Valle and Ninsei Ringo

August 27, 2022
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[…]

Ango Opening: Half-Day Sit (onsite)

September 3, 2022
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[…]

Ango Opening: Half-Day Sit (online)

September 3, 2022
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[…]

Peaceful Dwelling Zazenkai

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

September 10, 2022
Zen Center of New York City
We are happy to bring back Zazenkai, a full day of intensive practice consisting of silent sitting (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), a formal meal in the zendo (oryoki), face-to-face teaching (daisan), liturgy and Dharma words. Come join us to take the backward step, alone, together! *If this will be your first zazenkai or sesshin, please call the Temple office at (718) 875-8229 for a brief interview. Due to the intensive nature of this retreat, […]