Sponsored By Westchester Buddhist Center
The Great Matter of Life and Death
A Retreat Exploring Intimacy with Living & Dying
Saturday April 30, 2016, 10 am – 5:30 pm
With Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell
Co-Founders of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care
EF Headquarters (directions & map)
Lunch will be provided
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
We only can be as intimate with another as we are with ourselves. This retreat explores our capacity to face death and how this enlivens us. This retreat is an experiential learning container for anyone interested in moving directly towards an interconnected life. This retreat will introduce participants to techniques and contemplative practices that have been practiced and created by the leaders in the field of contemplative care, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care’s Co-Founders, Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell.
This is a unique opportunity to study Buddhist principles and practices relevant to living and dying. Consisting of dharma talks and discussion, along with experiential group work, guided meditation, the retreat seeks to help people to understand the places that inhibit their personal growth and block the healing which they may experience for themselves and in relationship.
The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care (“NYZCCC”) is the first Zen-based organization to offer fully accredited ACPE clinical chaplaincy training in America. NYZCCC delivers contemplative approaches to care through education, direct service, and meditation practice.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Koshin Paley Ellison is the academic advisor for the Buddhist students in the Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling program at NYZCCC’s education partner, New York Theological Seminary. His groundbreaking work has been widely featured in the media, including the PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and in numerous print publications such as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He is a Zen Teacher, ACPE supervisor, and Jungian psychotherapist.
Rev. Robert Chodo Campbell is part of the core faculty for the Buddhist Track in the Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling at NYZCCC’s education partner, New York Theological Seminary. Chodo is a dynamic, earthy, and visionary leader and teacher, Chodo has travelled extensively in the U.S teaching in various institutions as well as bearing witness to the suffering of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe and South Africa. He is a Senior Zen priest and Zen Teacher.