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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning July 17th, 2016.

Dharma Talk this Thursday July 21st 7:30pm 


The intro talk will be given by 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. 

 Answering questions will be Senior Dharma Teacher Jennifer Magrone. Jennifer began practicing at CZC in 1993, and was a resident for 7 years.  She participated as a staff member and was on the Board of Directors for many years.  She lives in Malden with her husband and two young daughters, and works as an investigator of workplace complaints of discrimination or harassment.

 Zen Store: Books by Zen Master Seung Sahn and other teachers of the KUSZ, including our guiding teacher Zen Master Bon Yeon, One Hundred Days of Solitude, CD’s of KUSZ chanting & Dharma talks by Zen Master Seung Sahn, and T-shirts for sale at CZC after the talk. Please inquire for details.

 Zen Chanting Workshop this Saturday at CZC

Open to All July 23rd at 10:45am

Discover the significance of the traditional chants - Learn how to use chanting instruments
- Learn about correct tempo, pitch, and volume

Facilitated by Barry Briggs, JDPSN; Seonjoon Young; and Bo-Mi Choi.
Open to everyone at no charge. 

Community Cooks Sunday this Sunday

July 24th, 2-4pm

If you are interested in volunteering to help cook a meal for a local women's day center in the Cambridge area, between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm please email D6F636E2C69616D6760416A65656D65656C6. Thank you for your help!

Essays needed for our newsletter

We are looking for a few essays for our next newsletter. If you are a member and have taken five precepts, please consider submitting a short piece based on your personal experience of practicing the Dharma. You can focus on why you practice, your experience with practice, and if possible tie it to a Dharma teaching in our tradition. Perhaps something that would be helpful for either beginners or continuing students, because it was helpful to you.  

We are looking for approximately two pages double-spaced. It will be edited professionally and needs to be submitted by the end of July to D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646. You contribution will be much appreciated!


Providence Zen Center, Cumberland, Rhode Island

Kyol Che practice clarifies our direction, resulting in a more harmonious relationship with all aspects of life. The daily schedule, conducted in silence, includes sitting, chanting, walking, and bowing meditations, as well as work practice. Meals are eaten in traditional temple style. Retreat leaders give weekly dharma talks and regular kong-an interviews.

Entry and exit will be on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 8:00am

  • Saturday July 9th to Saturday July 16th: Zen Master Bon Hae
  • Saturday July 16th to Wednesday July 20: Lincoln Rhodes, JDPSN
  • Wednesday July 20th to Saturday July 23rd: Zen Master Bon Haeng
  • Saturday 23rd to Saturday July 30th: Paul Majchrzyk, JDPSN
  • Saturday July 30th to Friday August 5th: Zen Master Soeng Hyang

Please register online at

 Founder's Day & Precepts Ceremony at Providence Zen Center August 6th*

*Call for rides or to offer rides to Cumberland, R. I.


9:00 am Sangha coffee hour with the teachers

10:00 am Founder’s Day Ceremony

11:30 pm lunch

3:00 pm Precepts Ceremony

5:00 pm dinner

6:00 pm evening chanting

Watch the Dharma Talk Video of the Week! 


If you would like to see a short excerpt of one of our teacher's Dharma talks, please go to our website at and click on the "Video of the Week" button. If you missed it, or want to hear it again, check it out!

Cambridge Zen Center is active on social media. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Meetup!

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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