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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning January 18th, 2015.


Dharma talk this Thursday, January 29th at 7:30pm at the Cambridge Zen Center 

The intro talk will be given by Jennifer UllrichJennifer began meditating in 2008 in New York City.  She has practiced at both the Chogyesa Zen Temple of Manhattan and theChogye International Zen Center in NYC.  In Korea, Jennifer ran meditation programs in Gwangju and in Seoul on behalf of the Kwan Um School of Zen.  Now, as a Dharma Teacher in Training at the Cambridge Zen Center, when she is not carrying out Guestmaster duties, she is either teaching ESL, studying for social work, practicing yoga, or meeting with her Korean adoptee friends.

Answering questions will be Senior Dharma Teacher Nancy Hathaway. Nancy lived at PZC for six years and next door to the Cambridge Zen Center with her family for many years and has been a Senior Dharma Teacher since 1984. She is a Registered Counselor with the State of Maine offering Mindfulness-based Counseling through workshops, classes, and one on one sessions for couples, parents, families, and individuals in the Center for Studying Mindfulness that she founded in Blue Hill, Maine.  She also offers a program for families titled, "Being Present with Our Children.  An essay for parents about raising her two sons, (who grew up at PZC and CZC) using Buddhist Psychology, was published by Shambala Publications, called, "I'm Breathing, Are You?" It was also selected to be included in the anthology, Best Buddhist Writing 2006.


  Please check out our exciting new Zen Store after the talk! T-shirts, jewelry, malas, Zen books for sale and more!

February 7th-8th YMJJ led by Barry Briggs, JDPSN

Retreat registration closes on February 5th at noon.

Orientation for retretat new-comers at 8:00 am on Saturday and Sunday.

Barry Briggs JDPSN began training in the Kwan Um School of Zen in 1990 and took Bodhisattva Teacher precepts in 2001. In 2005 he retired from a career as a senior manager in the software and Internet industries. He received inka from Zen Master Soeng Hyang in 2013 and travels widely to lead retreats around the world.

Retreat cost:   (50% deposit required for registration which you can do on the retreat page or mailing a check to CZC.) Accomodations and meals are included.    

$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 students with ID

Limited work-study available.

Orientation for newcomers: Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 am

Registration by Thursday, Feb. 5th at noon by writing to: D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 or calling 617 576 3229.



Why We Do What We Do 

Sunday, February 15th at 12 noon led by Barry Briggs, JDPSN.


Zen employs specific practices to help us uncover our inherent resources of wisdom and compassion.
This workshop examines each of these practices from the perspective of function: What is the purpose?

When you understand how vows, prostrations, chanting, meditation, and kong-ans function, you may find new vitality and joy in your practice. This will help the whole world!

No charge, but please register in advance by writing: D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646

Donations appreciated. 

Open Meadow Zen in Lexington

Please join us for our upcoming retreat this Sunday, January 25th

The Open Meadow Zen Group was founded by Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton). We meet every Monday and Wednesday nights (7:30 pm), Monday morning (6:30 am), and Friday morning (6:30 am) for regular meditation practice which includes sitting, walking meditation, chanting, and a short Dharma reading. Practice takes place in the tranquil Dharma room, with expansive views of town conservation land. The property is located at 212 Marrett Rd (Rt 2A), Lexington, Massachusetts. Regular Kong-An (Koan) interviews with Zen Master Bon Haeng are conducted as part of the evening practice. All practitioners are welcome; please call 617-512-2518, email D6F636E2F6F686169704E656A777F6461656D6E65607F6 or visit

Kyol Che 3 month retreat every Saturday-until March 27th 2015 at Diamond Hill Monastery at Providence Zen Centerin Cumberland, R.I.

 Minimum participation is one week from Saturday to Saturday morning. 

To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form.

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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.

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