40 episodes

Listen to dharma talks from the teachers and guest teachers of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. Buddhist teachings are woven into topics such as contemplative care, engaged Buddhism, social change, meditation and stillness, dealing with addiction, being with suffering, and the arts and challenges of care for the self and others.

Zencare Podcast New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care

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Listen to dharma talks from the teachers and guest teachers of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. Buddhist teachings are woven into topics such as contemplative care, engaged Buddhism, social change, meditation and stillness, dealing with addiction, being with suffering, and the arts and challenges of care for the self and others.

    Sit For Scholarship: “You Could Make This Place Beautiful” | Koshin Paley Ellison & Robert Chodo Campbell

    Sit For Scholarship: “You Could Make This Place Beautiful” | Koshin Paley Ellison & Robert Chodo Campbell

    “How can we sit just for ourselves with what is happening around us?” On Saturday, June 27th, the Zen Center’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group launched its Sit for Scholarship 2020 event where formal students, members, friends and fans of the Zen Center sat together (online) in meditation to raise funds for the Zen Center’s […]

    • 52 min
    Practicing Within The Imperfection | Robert Chodo Campbell

    Practicing Within The Imperfection | Robert Chodo Campbell

    “Flow and swirl at the world, carried along as if by a dark current. All you can do is keep swimming. All you can do is keep singing.” In this vulnerable dharma talk, Sensei Chodo describes the grief he and Sensei Koshin experienced as they witnessed the passing of their beloved Maine Coon cat, Obi. […]

    • 27 min
    How much are we willing to change? | Koshin Paley Ellison

    How much are we willing to change? | Koshin Paley Ellison

    “Sacrifice is a way to connect to what we give most value.” How much are we willing to shift? This is the question posed by Sensei Koshin several weeks after protests broke out across the country and the world, highlighting racial and economic inequalities. Connecting to ancestors in the zen lineage and his own family […]

    • 25 min
    Whatever It Takes – Just Commit | Robert Chodo Campbell

    Whatever It Takes – Just Commit | Robert Chodo Campbell

    “Living for 100 years doesn’t compare with living for one day and arousing determination for the Way.” As the New York Zen Center engages in a Commit to Sit period and as the world reels from issues of inequality, Sensei Chodo delivers a dharma talk on the importance of practice. He reminds us to practice […]

    • 14 min
    Finding Groundedness After Violence and Tumult | Robert Chodo Campbell

    Finding Groundedness After Violence and Tumult | Robert Chodo Campbell

    “This kind of group practice can be of real benefit to a world such as ours. Perhaps it is not so irrelevant to a world in which harmony is scarcer than diamonds.” — Taizan Maezumi Roshi Tensions and protests are escalating throughout the United States. Several weeks ago, Sensei Chodo addressed the sangha after an […]

    • 21 min
    Remembering George Floyd | Koshin Paley Ellison

    Remembering George Floyd | Koshin Paley Ellison

    “What’s inspiring about this practice to me is: How do we make it a land of the free for everyone? This is a liberation practice.” On the 7th day of the passing of George Floyd, the New York Zen Center held a memorial service in remembrance. Sensei Koshin delivers a dharma talk on the excruciating […]

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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Contemporary yet authentic

I appreciate the way these talks engage aspects of modern life that had not yet arisen at the time that most Buddhist discourses were composed. This makes their wisdom more readily available to someone such as myself. But make no mistake: this isn’t “Buddhism Lite.” These talks will make you question yourself if you listen to them.

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Audio needs work

Love the topics and the talks however the audio is to boomy to make out much of the words

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Love the Center, Chodo and Koshin, and so grateful these talks are available on my phone...

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