New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care

119 West 23rd St., Suite 401
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 677-1087
Contact: Koshin Paley Ellison

Description of Organization

New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care provides compassionate care to the sick and terminally ill to create a supportive, nurturing environment for people to consciously face their illness and/or end of life journey.

They do this through direct care partnerships with august healthcare partnerships in New York and beyond, through caregiver and pastoral training programs, and by actively advocating for contemplative care at the national level. NYZCCC does this work not only to relieve suffering but also to create a more courageous and harmonious world that provides compassionate care for all.

Grant(s) Awarded

In 2016, a grant in the amount of $15,000 was awarded to New York Zen Center for Contempative Care to hire a consultant to further their mission.

In 2015, a Pay it Forward grant in the amount of $100,000 was awarded to New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care to support NYZCCC as they embarked on a two-year multi-tier fundraising campaign, Champions of Compassionate Care, to engage new donors, upgrade established donors, and re-engage lapsed donors to grow their programs; both online and in person, training, and engage in national conferences and seminars.   

In 2012, a grant in the amount of $10,000 was awarded to support New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care’s inaugural Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium on Palliative and End of Life Care, presented in partnership with The Garrison Institute, in Garrison, NY, from November 8-11, 2012.

In 2011, a grant in the amount of $10,000 was awarded for general operating support for the following:

  • Completion ACPE accreditation for chaplaincy training
  • Establish more paid clinical partnerships
  • Offer a Buddhist Studies Master in Divinity program in partnership with Union Theological Seminary, enabling students to become board-certified chaplains.
  • Create a research study with Beth Israel’s Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine Department to determine the efficacy of chaplains in the hospital.
  • Launch a teacher-training program.
  • Establish workshops on self-care, grief, stress reduction and mindfulness at work.
  • Work with healthcare partners to expand our bereavement and grief support programs.
  • Address the critical need for a centralized training, gathering and administrative space.