Retreats and Gatherings 

November 6-9: New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and Garrison Institute: Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium

November 21-23: Tara Goleman and Daniel Goleman with Bob Sadowski and Aaron Wolf: Chemistry of Connection

December 12-14: Healing Ourselves, Our Schools, and Our Communities: Equity, Contemplative Education and Transformation

January 9-11, 2015: Heal Thyself: A Mindfulness Weekend for Health Care Practitioners with Dr. Mark Bertin

February 13-15: Sharon Salzberg, Ali Smith and Atman Smith: Health and Healing: Contemplative Care for Caregivers

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NYZen October

News & Blog Headlines

Zalman Schachter ShalomiRemembering Garrison Institute Spiritual Adviser Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi 1924 - 2014


Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi Remembered by Rabbi Rachel B. Cowan

Scientific American MIND Guest Blog, August 11, 2014: Mindfulness Training May Assuage Early-Life Trauma by Thaddeus Pace

New York Times, Dot Earth blog, July 2: A Cuisine for the Age of Us – the Anthropocene by Andrew Revkin, April 16: Small, Good Things: Technology and Terroir by Joe Dizney

WhyDev, March 14: “Are aid workers more ‘maladjusted’ than others?” by Amanda Scothern

The Guardian, March 12:Aid workers need to blow off steam

Huffington Post, March 12: Meditation Experts Discuss The Real Secrets To Mindfulness At Work, March 7: “She Builds Resilient Communities” by Teri Sivilli 

Chronogram, March 1: Thomas Moore: Accounting for the Mysterious

The Times of London, Jan. 11: How mindfulness can help your children

Climate, Mind and Behavior Report: Variation and Diversity in Sustainability and Climate Work

From the blog, Nov. 26: Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium




Contemplative Teaching and Learning blog: Coming to Care: Stories for Teachers by Teachers 

Video:Peter Senge on achieving meaningful change for the environment

Video: On contemplative approaches to end-of-life care




Contemplative Teaching and Learning

Contemplative Teaching and Learning
introduces contemplative techniques to educators to enhance their well-being and help them create school environments that support children emotionally, socially and academically. Dec. 12-14: Healing Ourselves, Our Schools, and Our Communities - Equity, Contemplative Education and Transformation

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Climate, Mind and Behavior

The Climate, Mind and Behavior (CMB) program connects new insights from cognitive, social and behavioral sciences about the drivers of human behavior with new thinking about climate, energy and sustainability solutions. In 2014: Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium, Oct. 8-10. See videos: 2013 Climate, Mind and Behavior and Climate, Cities and Behavior symposia.

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Transforming Trauma

Transforming Trauma works to understand the factors contributing to resilience, and how they can be trained and sustained. November 6-9: Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium: Communication and the Interpersonal Relationship within Palliative and End of Life Care. Registration is now open.


"The capability of human life is beyond our imagination. What counts is the
human capacity to investigate and transform our own mind and the world around us
in a powerful and positive direction."  – Gelek Rimpoche