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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning May 3rd, 2015.

Dharma talk this Thursday, May 7th 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 8 years and she has served CZC through her activity on the Board of Directors, Staff and various committees and also teaching Zen classes.  She is an artist and works in math education.

 Answering questions will be Zen Master Bon Shim (Aleksandra Porter).  Soen Sa Nim received inka in 1992 and transmission in 2006 from Zen Master Wu Bong.  She is the Guiding Teacher of many Kwan Um School Zen centers and groups in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Spain,and is the Head Teacher for Europe.  She regularly leads the traditional three-month retreat in Poland as well as teaching throughout Eastern and Western Europe.  She lives at the Warsaw Zen Center and travels frequently.

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

YMJJ this Saturday, May 9-10 led by Visiting Teacher Zen Master Bon Shim, Aleksandra Porter

 You can register for either day or both days at     Registration ends Thursday, May 7th at noon.

Retreat cost:

$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, Sunday 8am. Registration by Thursday, May 7th at noon on line at or by writing to: D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 or calling 617 576 3229 M-Th, 9am-12pm. Please register in advance. $25 deposit necessary with registration payable by check or PayPal online. Vegetarian meals and accommodations are included. 

Save the Date:   There will be a memorial service for sangha member Rick Davenport on June 13th at Cambridge Zen Center.  

We will update you as soon as we can. 

Open Meadow Zen in Lexington

One day retreat on May 31st

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

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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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