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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning April 12th, 2015.

 

Dharma talk this Friday, April 17th at 7:30pm at the Cambridge Zen Center 

 The intro talk will be given by Bo-Mi Choi. Bo-Mi is a Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen and has been a resident of CZC since 2004.  She is the faculty advisor for the Harvard College Meditation Club beginning in 2008.  She taught Social Theory and Philosophy in the College and is now producing a feature documentary film on the Viennese Interior at the last turn of the century.

 Answering questions will be Zen Master Bon Shim (Aleksandra Porter). Zen Master Bon Shim received inka in 1992 and transmission in 2006 from Zen Master Wu Bong.  She is the Guiding Teacher of many Kwan Um School Zen centers and groups in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Spain, and regularly leads the traditional three-month retreat in Poland as well as teaching throughout Eastern and Western Europe.  She lives in Korea and at the Warsaw Zen Center.

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

YMJJ this weekend, April 18-19th led by Visiting Teacher Zen Master Bon Shim, Aleksandra Porter

 You can register for either day or both days at http://cambridgezen.com/index.php?c=retreat

Retreat cost:

$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, Sunday 8am. Registration by Thursday, April 16th at noon on line at http://cambridgezen.com/index.php?c=retreat or by writing to: D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 or calling 617 576 3229 M-Th, 9am-12pm. Please register in advance. $25 deposit necessary with registration payable by check or PayPal online. Vegetarian meals and accommodations are included. 

 COLLEGE RETREAT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH LED BY ZEN MASTER BON SHIM, ALEKSANDRA PORTER

Once again the Cambridge Zen Center (a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen) will be holding its’ popular biannual retreat for college students on Saturday, April 25th led by Zen Master Bon Shim, Aleksandra Porter.   This is a unique opportunity for students to do an intensive day of meditation with their peers in a non-threatening environment, and in a serenely lovely dharma room.  The retreat begins at 9am and ends by 3:30pm. The cost is $35.   Included is instruction, a dharma talk by Aleksandra, a few hours of sitting meditation in 30 minute segments alternating with 10 minutes of walking meditation, a delicious vegetarian lunch, a walk outside, and a personal kong-an session with Aleksandra The day is spent almost completely in silence, which sometimes is the most remarkable aspect for newcomers.  The day closes with a circle talk, dessert, and time to share the experience with others. A day of meditative retreat is a rare and precious opportunity for personal growth and insight.

Here is Zen Master Bon Shim’s bio:

Zen Master Bon Shim (Aleksandra Porter) received inka in 1992 and transmission in 2006 from Zen Master Wu Bong.  She is the Guiding Teacher of many Kwan Um School Zen centers and groups in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Spain, and regularly leads the traditional three-month retreat in Poland as well as teaching throughout Eastern and Western Europe.  She lives in Korea and at the Warsaw Zen Center.

 For registration, email D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 or call 617-576-3229 or register directly on our website: www.cambridgezen.com/retreat.

Trust Your Love: A Meditator's Response to the World Crises with Colin Beavan
Tuesday, April 14  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House, Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA 02138

Colin Beavan PhD, a Dharma teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen, is among the world’s best known spokespeople on environmental issues, consumerism and quality of life. No Impact Man, Colin’s most recent book, is required reading at over 100 American colleges and has been translated into 15 languages. His movie, also called No Impact Man, played at Sundance and at theaters and on TV around the world. He has spoken at the hippest companies, from eBay to Ideo, from California to the Czech Republic. Colin has been featured on The Colbert Report, Good Morning America, Nightline and countless other broadcast shows and international news outlets. He is executive director of the No Impact Project. Colin was a featured speaker at Natural Dharma Fellowship’s recent Eco-Dharma Conference.

 http://www.naturaldharma.org/schedule/?EventID=20150414TuesBeavan

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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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