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Yong Maeng Jong Jin (YMJJ) Retreat
Retreat is a time to look inside and investigate our life. It is an opportunity to clear our mind of habitual thinking and access our wisdom and compassion. Yong Maeng Jong Jin means "to leap like a tiger while sitting", a Korean term traditionally used to describe intensive Zen meditation. It points to the state of clarity and wisdom we experience that is both relaxed and wide like space, and clear and meticulous as the tip of a needle, so that we can use our experience to help ourselves and this world, moment to moment.

2015 Upcoming YMJJ Retreat Schedule
All YMJJ retreats consist of sitting and walking meditation, bowing, chanting, kong-an interviews, formal meals, work practice and optional yoga. Monthly one, two or three day retreats are held at CZC on the following dates:

February 7-8
2 day YMJJ with Barry Briggs, JDPSN

March 21
1 day College Retreat with Zen Master Bon Yeon

March 28-29
Buddha's Birthday at Providence Zen Center

April 11-12
2 day YMJJ with Zen Master Bon Shim

May 9-10
2 day YMJJ with Zen Master Bon Shim

June 13-14
2 day YMJJ with Zen Master Bon Shim

July 11-12
2 day YMJJ with Zen Master Soeng Hyang

August 1-2
Founder's Day at Providence Zen Center

Entry Times

  • Newcomers: Orientation is Saturday 8:00am and Sunday 8:00am. (Only one orientation is necessary.)
  • Previous Attenders: 4:45am Saturday or Sunday. If you are coming from a distance, it is possible to enter at 8:00am.
  • An optional additional entry time is 6:30pm the evening before a day you are registered for.
For further information or to register online, contact D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646, or call 617-576-3229 Mon - Thur, 9am-12pm. A 50% deposit is required for registration which can be made online (below) or send in your payment by check. The balance payment may be made upon arrival with cash or check.
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Students with ID:
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