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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning November 23rd, 2014.


There will be no intro class or Dharma talk on Thursday, November 27th but there will be regular practice from 6:30pm - 8:05pm

Ten Year Memorial Chanting for Zen Master Seung Sahn on Sunday November 30th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.


Our Founding Teacher passed away on November 30, 2004 and, as is customary, Cambridge Zen Center will honor his memory with an evening of chanting. Please join us.

We'll begin Special Chanting at 6:30 p.m., including Sogyamuni Bul chanting.

At 7:00p.m. we'll begin regular chanting and, at the end of the Great Dharani, continue with Great Dharani kido chanting until 8 p.m. 

Community Cooks - Sunday, November 30th

We will be cooking and delivering a meal once a month to a woman's shelter in the Cambridge area. If you'd like to be a part of this, please email D6F636E256A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646.   The cooking will start around 12 noon. Please write for more info. 

One-Day retreat on December 14th led by Zen Master Bon Yeon from 9:00 am - 3:00pm 

Orientation for new-comers at 8:00 am

Others please arrive at 8:30am

Retreat cost:   (50% deposit required for registration which you can do on the retreat page or mailing a check to CZC.) Accomodations and meals are included.    

$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:Sunday 8:00 am

Registration by Thursday, December 11 at noon by writing to: D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 or calling 617 576 3229.

Buddha's Enlightenment Retreat at Providence Zen Center, in Cumberland R. I., led by School Zen Master Soeng Hyang, Barbara Rhodes

December Sunday, December 7th at 10:00 am-December 13th at 3:00pm

For more info contact 7627F6E2E656A75636E656469667F627070427F6473656279646

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You Can Be a Part of It!

We appreciate your practice at the Cambridge Zen Center. Please consider becoming a member here. Your membership dues help support teaching activities on a local, national and international level. As one of the Three Jewels, Sangha, or community, is precious beyond measure. The infusion of strength we feel when we become connected to a practicing community cannot be underestimated. If you enjoy coming here to practice, or find our teacher's talks helpful, or benefit from interviews; please understand that membership is what makes this all possible. There are also many tangible benefits that come from membership; from discounts on retreats and guest stays, to receiving Primary Point magazine and newsletters from the Kwan Um school.

It's very simple: you can find an application on our website at, under "Membership" and either mail it or fax it to PZC. Or go directly to:  There are also applications in our reception room on the top shelf. Please call 617-576-3229 if you’d like more information. Thank you!

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.

Yankee Swap Party on December 14th at 8:15pm


To celebrate the holiday spirit we will have our annual Yankee Swap party after evening practice on Dec. 14th.  Cider and cookies will be served.   Everyone brings a wrapped gift ($10.00 max or something you are re-gifting) and draws a number and the fun begins! All are welcome!

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