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​Courtesy of Wisdom Publications
The Zen Thing May 05, 2017
Koshin Paley Ellison is one of a small but growing number of chaplains in the United States who are Buddhists. In fact, Koshin is a Zen Buddhist monk. He works in hospice, and his goal is to take "the Zen thing" out into the world...and the change the very nature of caregiving itself. Produced by Will Coley and KalaLea. Music by LD Brown.

Koshin Paley Ellison, co-founder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and editor of Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End of Life Care





Zen in the City: Koshin jumps into a Manhattan cab.

Ronald Getter, a patient at the VNSNY Goodman Brown Hospice Residence in NYC.
Photos courtesy of Loris Guzzetta.


The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care that Koshin founded with his husband, Robert Chodo Campbell, is the first ever Dharma-based organization to be accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.

Special thanks to the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice and Palliative Care and the Overlook Medical Center/Atlantic Health System.