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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning August 30th, 2015.

Dharma talk this Thursday, September 3rd at 7:30pm at the Cambridge Zen Center 

 The intro talk will be given by Clayton Strange-LeeClayton is a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen and a resident of the Cambridge Zen Center with his wife Kyungha for the past two years. He began practicing meditation in the Rinzai tradition at the Syracuse Zen Center Hoenji in 2005 where he and Kyungha, were later married. A licensed Architect, Clayton is also the 2015 Druker Fellow, a researcher for the 2016 UN Habitat Charter and holds a Masters Degree in Urban Design with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has lived in South Korea and Japan and travels internationally for his work.  

Answering questions will bSenior 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.


 YMJJ Retreat September 12-13th with Barry Briggs, JDPSN (Dharma talk on Thursday, Sept. 10th)

Barry Briggs, JDPSN began training in the Kwan Um School of Zen in 1990 and took Bodhisattva Teacher precepts in 2001. In 2005 he retired from a career as a senior manager in the software and Internet industries. He received inka from Zen Master Soeng Hyang in 2013 and travels widely to lead retreats around the world. He is resident teacher of CZC and Guiding Teacher of Cape Cod Zen Center and Plymouth Zen Group.

  You can register for retreat at    Registration ends Thursday, September 10th 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 September 10th also ok.  Vegetarian meals included. 

Have you ever wanted to live at the Cambridge Zen Center?

          Now is your chance!  We have a studio apartment available at 200 Auburn Street in August. (training fee is $1150.)  Bedroom, bath and large kitchen.  Maybe now is the time in your life to be part of this communal living experience while strengthening your Zen practice.   Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Cambridge Zen Center is one of the largest urban, residential Zen training centers in the U.S. Zen Master Seung Sahn taught us that the fastest way to change our karma and become compassionate beings is by practicing and living together. The center provides residential training opportunity in an urban environment. Training includes practice & retreats, community work and service, outreach, sangha events, gatherings and much more to provide a supportive and nurturing environment in which to grow spiritually.  Public transportation is readily accessible. 

         If you are interested please contact the Zen Center office at 617-576-3229 for more information or write to D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646



Please consider writing a short dharma piece for our fall 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 September 7th.  Contact D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646  to make arrangements.  Your submission is greatly appreciated.


DOWN THE IPSWICH RIVER.  No expereince necessary. This is a wonderful event each year with a scenic ride and relaxing picnic.  Come with your bathing suit!  Call for details.  $20 reservation.

Watch the Dharma Talk

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If you would like to see a short excerpt of one of our teacher's Dharma talks, just click on the button above. (You can also put the address in your brower.) So, if you missed it, or want to hear it again, check it out!

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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If you have any questions please check out our website. There is a section called "Dear Abbot" where you can ask any kind of question and it will be answered by our Abbot. You can choose to remain anonymous.


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