Zen Shabbat

Friday, March 29th
6:30pm ET
NYC + Online

Lab/Shul and the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care invite you to the third of four seasonal Zen Shabbat gatherings, in person and online. This ritual is a very special shared experience of sacred space and time, harmonizing the Jewish Sabbath slowdown with traditional Zazen meditation practice. We welcome special guest Billy Jonas to join our team this evening.

Zen Shabbat offers a medicinal invitation to sit, guided with much needed breath, sabbath prayers, song and dharma. We dedicate this month’s ritual to Springtime’s welcome and  all the ways with which we can bring more peace and healing to the world. 

Following the ritual at 8:30pm, Rabbi Amichai, Shira, and Senseis Koshin and Chodo invite you to stay in the Zendo, for a 45 minute heart circle and check in. This will be another opportunity to connect, to support, to hear and to hold each other during this time of tension and tending. This additional circle will be IN-PERSON only. Please bring a nourishing treat to share, a sweet for the soul will go a long way.

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6:30pm – Doors Open, Welcome to the space. Sit, Exhale…

(6:45pm Zoom Opens)

7:00pm – 8:30pm of Zen Shabbat: Ritual music, meditation, and spiritual teachings led by Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison and Spiritual Leaders, Shira Kline & Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie.

8:30pm – 9:15pm IN PERSON ONLY Connect in community circle after Zen Shabbat, to hear and share with each other other during this time of tension and tending.

Location & Capacity

We are thrilled to hold Zen Shabbat in person in NYC and on Zoom! In-person capacity is limited to fifty people.

Location shared upon registration.


There are floor cushions and chairs available for your sitting comfort. Our location is within 1 block of multiple subway lines.