|Hello Sangha Members, Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning August 21st, 2016.|
Dharma Talk this Thursday, August 25th, 7:30pm
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 of Zen. She has worked with startup businesses in sustainable energy and is also an artist. She produces and hosts 'Sound and Vision', a live visual arts and music program for Cambridge Community Television.
Answering questions will be Senior Dharma Teacher Raimondas Lencevicious.
Raimondas is a Senior Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen. He began his practice of Zen in 1990 in Lithuania and led a Zen group there. Since 1999 Raimondas has been practicing with Cambridge Zen Center and Open Meadow Zen Center. He works as software researcher and developer and lives in Stoneham with his wife Diana.
Zen Store: Books by Zen Master Seung Sahn and other teachers of the KUSZ, including our guiding teacher Zen Master Bon Yeon, One Hundred Days of Solitude, CD’s of KUSZ chanting & Dharma talks by Zen Master Seung Sahn, and T-shirts for sale at CZC after the talk. Please inquire for details.
YMJJ Retreat September 10-11, led by Barry Briggs, JDPSN Co-Guiding Teacher
Barry Briggs Poep Sa 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. He is guiding teacher of Cape Cod Zen Center and Plymouth Zen Group and we are very happy to announce that he has become co-guiding teacher of Cambridge Zen Center.
You can participate in either day or both days. Orientation for newcomers is Saturday and Sunday at 8am. You can register here, by writing to D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 or calling 617-576-3229. Rigistration closed Thursday September 8th at noon. No exceptions, please.
Please note: If you are a Senior (age 60) see Silver Dragon retreat accomadtion below.
$65 per day for non-members
$45 per day for KUSZ members
$35 per day for Dharma Teachers or DTITs
$35 per day for undergraduates with ID
Silver Dragon Retreat Accommodations
Cambridge Zen Center recognizes that aging bodies can sometimes struggle with the physical demands of a Yong Maeng Jong Jin retreat.
While we encourage everyone to participate as fully as possible, we now offer an accommodation for older practitioners who can no longer participate in a full day of practice.
If you would like an accommodation, follow this simple process:
1. Register for a retreat in the usual way by 12 noon on Thursday before the retreat.
2. At the time of registration, specify the accommodation you would like. For example, tell us that you will join the retreat at 10 am and stay through evening chanting at 7:30 p.m. This helps with retreat operations.
While you can “design” your own retreat in this way, please honor your commitment. For example, if you commit to practicing from 10 am to 7:30 p.m., then stay for the entire period.
In general, you should participate in at least two consecutive practice periods (for example, from 10 am – 12 noon and 1:30 – 4:30 pm). We cannot accept participation for only one practice period.
3. Please pay the standard retreat fee for any day(s) that you sit. Note that we do not give discounts for partial days. If you are a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen, you will receive the member discount.
Thank you for your dedication to the life-long work of awakening!
Community Cooks this Sunday Sunday August 28th
If you are interested in volunteering to help cook a meal for a local women's day center in the Cambridge area, between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm please email D6F636E2C69616D6760416A65656D65656C6. Thank you for your help!
Open Meadow Zen in Lexington
One-day retreat this Sunday August 28th
The Open Meadow Zen Group was founded by Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton). We meet every Monday and Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm, and Sunday mornings at 9:00 am- except when retreat is being held. Regular meditation practice 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.
Herding The Ox; A Workshop on Mind, led by Barry Briggs, JDPSN
September 17th, 10:45am Saturday
No registration necessary
Barry Poep Sa 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. He is guiding teacher of Cape Cod Zen Center and Plymouth Zen Group and we are very happy to announce that he has become co-guiding teacher of Cambridge Zen Center.
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, please go to our website at www.cambridgezen.com and click on the "Video of the Week" button. If you missed it, or want to hear it again, check it out!
Vegetarian Community Dinner
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.