Sharon Salzberg and the Holistic Life Foundation: People Who Care for People

People who care for people play a vital role in our communities, whether in intimate family circles, larger social networks, or the wide array of helping professions in healthcare, education, social justice, and more. Often it is caregivers who support the front lines of our society: helping those who face challenges on a daily basis. However, this support can come at a high personal cost, leading to frustration, exhaustion, and a fast track to burnout. No prior meditation or yoga experience is necessary to attend.

Women’s Leadership: From Insight to Resilience

This September, the Garrison Institute is pleased to offer a Women’s Leadership training designed for women in leadership positions within organizations providing social services to transform the lives of women and girls experiencing trauma.

CARE for Teachers: Twelfth Annual Retreat

Professional development training for teachers, promoting mindfulness through contemplative practices, helping teachers better manage students' and their own emotions.

New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care: Summer Sesshin

Sesshin means “touching the heart-mind.” It is a cornerstone of Zen practice. Sesshin is an intensive practice period offering an opportunity to experience your essential nature. At our annual summer silent retreat, we will practice zazen together under the guidance of NYZCCC teachers Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, their teacher, Sensei Dorothy Dai-En Friedman, and Guest Teacher Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma.

Actualizing a Realizational Practice: Buddhist Meditation and Psychoanalysis

This retreat, specially tailored for psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, and mental health practitioners, integrates Buddhist principles, psychoanalytic concepts, social dreaming, extensive meditation practices, and discussions on the interrelation between Buddhism and psychoanalysis within the structure of a traditional Zen Buddhist retreat format.