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Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning December 14th, 2014.


Dharma talk Thursday, December 18th at 7:30pm at the Cambridge Zen Center 

The intro talk will be given by Shuk-Kuen Tse.  Kuen is a Dharma teacher in the Kwan Um School.  She was a resident of CZC for many years and she has given much service for CZC through her activity on committees, staff and board and teaching Zen classes.  She is an artist and works in math education.

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!

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful holiday season.  

Due to the holidays falling on the next two Thursdays, we will not have the intro class or the Dharma talks on Dec 25th or January 1st but practice will be held as usual in the morning and evening (but not at noon) and is open to all. 

Please usher out the year and welcome in 2015 with

our December 31st Kido from 9-10pm followed by a Dance Party until midnight!

refreshments will be served....


                            NEWSLETTER ESSAY

 Please consider writing a short dharma piece for our winter newsletter if you have 5 precepts in the Kwan Um School and are currently a member.  It can make a difference in someone’s journey to share your own experience and how it relates to the teaching both for newcomers and also as encouragement for continuing students. The newsletter is circulated worldwide to the Kwan Um School.  It will be professionally edited.  Submissions are needed by January 7th.  Contact D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646  to make arrangements.  Your submission is greatly appreciated. 


Kyol Che 3 month retreat begins January 3rd (to March 27) 2015 at Diamond Hill Monastery at Providence Zen Center.

 Minimum participation is one week.


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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