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Cambridge Zen Center
Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning July 20th, 2014.

Dharma talk Thursday, July 17th at 7:30pm at the Cambridge Zen Center 

The intro talk will be given by Mike Bruffee.  Mike is a Dharma teacher in training in the Kwan Um School of Zen.  Mike is originally from Brooklyn, NY. He has been a resident for 3 years, and is a Boston University graduate with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. He recently finished a year of AmeriCorps service with City Year Boston, a nonprofit that sends young people into public schools as tutors to fill the achievement gap. He plans to begin training to teach English as a Foreign Language at the end of August. 

 Ansering 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.

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

Founder’s Day 2014

Please join us for our annual Founder’s Day weekend at the Providence Zen Center on August 2 & 3rd*

*If you would like a ride, please let us know by Wednesday, July 30th

Dedication of Memorial to Zen Master Seung Sahn
We are excited to announce the dedication of our new memorial for our great teacher and founder, Zen Master Seung Sahn. To commemorate the 10th year of his passing, we will hold a very special ceremony and dedication on Saturday, August 2 during our Founder’s Day weekend. We hope you will be able to join us for this tribute to our teacher.

Town Meeting
The School’s annual sangha town meeting will be held at at 10:00 am on Sunday, August 3. f you have any questions for the teachers, please e-mail them to me at 7627F6E2E656A7D657E61677B60427F6473656279646
. There will also be a box outside the main dharma room, and if you’re coming for the weekend you can deposit your questions before 9:00 am on Sunday.

Precepts Ceremony
There will be a precepts ceremony on Saturday, August 2, at 3:30 pm. If you are planning on becoming a Dharma Teacher during this ceremony, please have your application in by June 3. The deadline for all other precepts applications is July 19.

If you need accommodations at Providence Zen Center during Founder’s Day weekend, please register at


Pleae let us know if you would like a ride to PZC and back and we can arrange it.   Deadline is July 30th at noon.

 August 23-24th YMJJ with Steve Cohen, JDPSN Dharma talk Friday, August 22nd.

Steven Cohen began his practice with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1974. He was Abbot of the Chogye International Center in NYC for many years.   He was also a founding member of the New Haven Zen Center where he served as administrative director and HDT. He became a senior dharma teacher in 1999 and received inka in 2002. Cohen PSN is Chief of Dermatology at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2006, he was the first dermatologist ever to receive the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Steve is married with two grown children. Twice National Champion (1966-67) and a member of the US Olympic Team 1968, he was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1991.

Retreat cost:   (50% deposit required for registration which you can do on the retreat page or mailing a check to CZC.)  You can register for either day or both, just let us know.        

 $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 for students with ID

Limited work-study available.

Orientation for newcomers: Saturday 8:00 am & Sunday 8:00 am

Registration by Thursday, July 10th at noon by writing to: D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646

or calling 617 576 3229.

Summer Kyol Che 2014 at Diamond Hill Monastery

                                                        Saturday July 5 – Friday August 1 2014

A Kyol Che (“coming together”) is a longer, intensive meditation retreat held in the winter and summer. Held at our Diamond Hill Zen Monastery, it is modeled after the traditional winter and summer retreats in the mountain temples of Korea. For more detailed information, download the Kyol Che Information Booklet (pdf format).

Please register for Kyol Che retreats at least one week in advance.

Entry and exits are Saturday and Wednesday mornings 8AM.

Retreat fees are:

$455/week for non-members and associate members;

$315/week for students, clergy and school members;

$245/week for Dharma Teachers and Dharma Teachers in training in the Kwan Um School of Zen.


To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form on the website.

July 19 – 26: Linc Rhodes, JDPSN

July 26 – Aug. 1: Zen Master Soeng Hyang

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, 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.

Your questions answered on our website!

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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