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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning November 22nd, 2015.

Happy Thanksgiving!  Please note there will not be an intro class at 7pm this week due to the holiday. Practice will follow the regular schedule. 

 One-day Retreat led by Guiding Teacher Zen Master Bon Yeon, Jane Dobisz

December 13th, 9:00am-3:30pm

Zen Master Bon Yeon (Jane McLaughlin-Dobisz).  Jane received transmission in 2000 and is Guiding Teacher of Cambridge Zen Center, where she lived for ten years and was Abbot for four. A student of Zen Master Seung Sahn since 1982, Jane has practiced extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. She previously studied Buddhism in the Tibetan tradition in Nepal, and was a Vipassanastudent for three years. She has led several 90 day Kyol Che retreats in the U.S., Poland, and South Africa and is the author of One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing My Self and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat, January 2004, and now in paperback. She is also the editor of The Whole World is a Single Flower by Zen Master Seung Sahn. She is an advisor in the financial services industry and lives in the Boston area with her husband and children. For more information on her book please visit or purchase at CZC’s Zen Store.

$65 per day for non-members

$45 per day for KUSZ members and Seniors

$35 per day for Dharma Teachers or DTIT’s

$35 per day for undergraduates with ID

Limited work-study available.  Orientation for newcomers: Sunday 8am.   You can register at or by writing to: D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 or calling 617 576 3229 M-Th, 9am-12pm. Please register with payment in advance, payable by PayPal on our retreat page, online. Checks received by December 10th also ok.  Vegetarian meals included. 


Yankee Swap  Party on Sunday, December 20th at 8:15pm 

You don’t want to miss this wonderful annual event to celebrate the spirit of the holidays.  Just bring a wrapped gift ($10 max. or something you want to give away).  Everyone ends up with something, but not necessary what you want! The giver of the gift remain annonomous.   Please come on time as numbers are drawn from a hat based on the number present.  There will be refreshments and a fun time for all. 

Please note the date change: Community Cooks Sunday December 27th, at 2pm

We need volunteers to cook a meal for a woman's day center in the Cambridge area.  If you can help out between 2:00pm and 4:00 pm  please email D6F636E2C69616D6760416A65656D65656C6.   

Buddhist Magazines for Prison Groups

Mark O'Leary is looking for back issues of Buddhist magazines (especially Tricycle, Buddhadharma, Shambhala Sun and Mindful) for some of the prison groups. People can contact him directly if you have some gently used magazines taking up space in your home.  Or put them in the office mailbox and we will get them to him.   4756E6E247371636D6F6360497271656C6F6E2B62716D6      617-513-7680


Watch the Dharma Talk

 Video of the Week!      

If you would like to see a short excerpt of one of our teacher's Dharma talks, just click on the button above. (You can also put the address in your brower.) So, if you missed it, or want to hear it again, check it out!

Please join us for our delicious vegetarian community dinner held every Tuesday at 5:30pm!      RSVP by emailing D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 or calling 617-576-3229.

Join us also for our weekly Sunday morning sitting from 9:00-11:30am, followed by refreshments. You can come for one, two, three, or all four sittings; just enter during walking meditation.

Shop on AmazonSmile this holiday season and and .5% will be donated to CZC.

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Your questions answered on our website!

If you have any questions please check out our website. There is a section called "Dear Abbot" where you can ask any kind of question and it will be answered by our Abbot. You can choose to remain anonymous.


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