The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care
"Twenty-six hundred years ago Shakyamuni Buddha established a practice to address suffering, old age, sickness, and death. In 2006 Zen Buddhist monks, Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell, established the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care in the heart of New York City. We offer training in contemplative care so that people can learn to care in mindful and compassionate ways in hospitals, hospices, and homes, as well as in their everyday relationships. We do this work in order to create a more courageous and harmonious world."
On the front altar this night a prayer card, it is a regular practice to have a picture, name or card commemorating the passing of a member or friend of a member for a period of time.
Broome Street Ganesha Temple
"The Broome Street Ganesha Temple is a place for both personal and communal transformation. It serves as a link in the continuance of vital ancient traditions that are healing and devotional in nature. It is our goal to engage in the following endeavors: to preserve traditional lineages, and to encourage knowledge, devotion and charity in ourselves, as well as fellow human beings."
A clip of the last session of monthly chanting eleven Hanuman Chalesas led by Shyama Chapin. This vibrant center established in 2001 will be closing in two weeks and is currently searching for a new location in which to continue all it's Vedic practices.