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Cambridge Zen Center
Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning July 27th, 2014.

Dharma talk Thursday, July 31st at 7:30pm at the Cambridge Zen Center 

The intro talk will be given by Beth Walsh. Beth has been a resident of Cambridge Zen Center since 2006 and is a Dharma teacher in the Kwan Um School. She is an Energy Coach for Co-op Power, a Massachusetts cooperative energy company working with the Renew Boston program helping people in low income communities make their homes and houses of worship more energy efficient. She is also a videographer and audio video editor for Cambridge Community Television.

Answering questions will be Senior Dharma Teacher Lorianne DiSabato. Lori has been practicing with the Kwan Um School of Zen since 1992. She is a former resident and was Head Dharma Teacher when she lived here in the mid-1990s. She holds a PhD in English Literature from Northeastern University and teaches first-year writing at Framingham State University and Curry College. She is married and lives in Newton with her husband and a menagerie of pets.

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

Founder’s Day 2014

Please join us for our annual Founder’s Day weekend at the Providence Zen Center on August 2 & 3rd*

*If you would like a ride, please let us know by Wednesday, July 30th

Dedication of Memorial to Zen Master Seung Sahn
We are excited to announce the dedication of our new memorial for our great teacher and founder, Zen Master Seung Sahn. To commemorate the 10th year of his passing, we will hold a very special ceremony and dedication on Saturday, August 2 during our Founder’s Day weekend. We hope you will be able to join us for this tribute to our teacher.

Town Meeting
The School’s annual sangha town meeting will be held at at 10:00 am on Sunday, August 3. f you have any questions for the teachers, please e-mail them to me at 7627F6E2E656A7D657E61677B60427F6473656279646
. There will also be a box outside the main dharma room, and if you’re coming for the weekend you can deposit your questions before 9:00 am on Sunday.

Precepts Ceremony
There will be a precepts ceremony on Saturday, August 2, at 3:30 pm. If you are planning on becoming a Dharma Teacher during this ceremony, please have your application in by June 3. The deadline for all other precepts applications is July 19.

If you need accommodations at Providence Zen Center during Founder’s Day weekend, please register at


Pleae let us know if you would like a ride to PZC and back and we can arrange it.   Deadline is July 30th at noon.

 August 23-24th YMJJ with Steve Cohen, JDPSN

Dharma talk Friday, August 22nd

Steven Cohen began his practice with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1974. He was Abbot of the Chogye International Center in NYC for many years. He was also a founding member of the New Haven Zen Center where he served as administrative director and HDT. He became a senior dharma teacher in 1999 and received inka in 2002. Cohen PSN is Chief of Dermatology at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2006, he was the first dermatologist ever to receive the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Steve is married with two grown children. Twice National Champion (1966-67) and a member of the US Olympic Team 1968, he was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1991.

Retreat cost:  (50% deposit required for registration, which you can do on the retreat page or by mailing a check to CZC.)  You can register for either day or both, just let us know.        

$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 8:00 am & Sunday 8:00 am

Registration by Thursday, July 10th at noon by writing to D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646

or calling 617 576-3229.

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!

Open Meadow Zen in Lexington

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

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.

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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