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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning October 4th, 2015.

Dharma talk this Friday, October 9th 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 of Zen. She has worked as a sustainable energy coordinator. She also produces and hosts arts and music programming for Cambridge Community Television.

 Answering questions will be Igor Pininski, JDPSN.  Poep Sa has been the abbot of the Lodz Zen Center in Poland for 14 years. He owns a studio in Lodz which develops educational films. Pininski began practicing in 1995 and has participated in more than 120 Yong Maeng Jong Jin retreats in the Kwan Um tradition. He received inka from Zen Master Bon Shim in 2013. 

 YMJJ Retreat led by Igor Pininski,JDPSN visiting teacher from Lodz, Poland this weekend,

October 10-11th

  You can register for retreat at    Registration ends Thursday, October 8th at noon.

$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 concession for undergraduates with ID

Limited work-study available.  Orientation for newcomers: Saturday 8:00 am, and 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 October 8th also ok.  Vegetarian meals included. 

Precepts Meeting  Monday, November 2nd at 8:15pm

Taking precepts is a powerful practice and the path of Bodhisattvas. By keeping precepts, not only do we cultivate a strong center, but we also perform the highest service to all sentient beings. The upcoming precepts ceremony will be December 5th, Buddha's Enlightenment Day at PZC. If anyone is interested in taking precepts or would just like to know more about precepts, a meeting will be held at CZC on Monday, November 2nd after evening practice at 8:15pm. Everyone is welcome to participate, ask questions, share information or simply come and listen to the discussion. Dharma Teachers and Dharma Teachers in training are encouraged to join.  Applications are due to KUSZ 10 days in advance.  

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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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