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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

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


Dharma talk this Thursday, March 26th at 7:30pm at the Cambridge Zen Center 

 The intro talk will be given by Julie Hammond.   Julie holds 5 precepts in the Kwan Um School of Zen. She has been the student president of the Boston University Zen group for two years and began her practice there 3 years ago.  She is soon to graduate with a degree in Physics and currently is teaching it at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.   

 Answering questions will be Jean Murphy. Jean is a Senior Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen who began practicing at the Cambridge Zen Center in 1997.  She also practices has practiced at the Providence Zen Center and frequently at Open Meadow.  She lives in Winchester and has two grown children. She works as a Business Systems Analyst in the Health Insurance Industry.

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

Buddha’s Birthday at PZC, Cumberland R.I. this Saturday and Sunday

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Buddha’s Birthday will be held at the Providence Zen Center on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29. This year will be very special as we have not one, but TWO inka candidates, who will be participating in public dharma combat. Of course, we have our usual festivities including Buddha’s Birthday ceremony with a short program from our Dharma School students, a precepts ceremony, lots of food, entertainment, games and all around fun! Please join us if you can.

VOLUNTEERING: If you are able to come early and help set up for the weekend, please email 7627F6E2E656A7D657E61677B60427F6473656279646. We also need a few volunteers during the weekend to set up and run the games on Saturday afternoon.

REGISTRATION: To register online, click hereYou do NOT need to register if you are participating in the last week of Kyol Che at PZC, or if you do not plan to spend the night at PZC.

Saturday, March 28
5:15 am -Morning practice
7:00 am -Trustees’ breakfast meeting & Sangha breakfast
9:00 am -Sangha coffee hour with the teachers
10:00 am -Buddha’s Birthday ceremony
10:00 am  PZC Dharma School
12:00 pm -Lunch
1:00 pm  – Buddha’s Birthday cake & ice cream
1:30 pm  -Inka ceremony
3:00 pm  -Games
5:00 pm  -Dinner
6:00 pm  -Chanting
7:30 pm  -Evening program

SUNDAY, March 29
5:15 am  -Morning practice
7:00 am  -Trustees’ breakfast meeting & Sangha breakfast
8:00 am  -Work period
8:30am  -Robe distribution to 5-preceptees and new Dharma Teachers
9:00 am -5 Precepts meeting and DTIT Welcoming Ceremony
10:00 am -Precepts ceremony
11:30 am -Lunch

Community Cooks Sunday - April 5th

We will be cooking and delivering a meal once a month to a woman's shelter in the Cambridge area. If you'd like to be a part of this, please email D6F636E256A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646.   The cooking will start around 12 noon. Please write for more info. 

Trust Your Love: A Meditator's Response to the World Crises with Colin Beavan
Tuesday, April 14  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House, Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA 02138

Colin Beavan PhD, a Dharma teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen, is among the world’s best known spokespeople on environmental issues, consumerism and quality of life. No Impact Man, Colin’s most recent book, is required reading at over 100 American colleges and has been translated into 15 languages. His movie, also called No Impact Man, played at Sundance and at theaters and on TV around the world. He has spoken at the hippest companies, from eBay to Ideo, from California to the Czech Republic. Colin has been featured on The Colbert Report, Good Morning America, Nightline and countless other broadcast shows and international news outlets. He is executive director of the No Impact Project. Colin was a featured speaker at Natural Dharma Fellowship’s recent Eco-Dharma Conference.

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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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