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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning May 17th, 2015.

Dharma talk this Thursday, May 21st at 7:30pm at the Cambridge Zen Center 

 The intro talk will be given by George McKenna.  George holds 5 precepts in the Kwan Um School of Zen.  He is an attorney, who has worked as a judge advocate for military operations, a law partner, State Police prosecutor, public defender, journeyman ironworker and steward, funeral home proprietor, addictions counselor and currently is a case manager of an employment program at St. Francis House, the largest day shelter in New England.

Answering questions will be Zen Master Bon Shim.  Zen Master Bon Shim, Aleksandra Porter began practicing Zen in Poland with Zen Master Seung Sahn.  She received transmission to become a Zen Master in the Kwan Um School in 2006. She was Guiding Teacher in Warsaw Zen Center for many years and is currently Guiding Teacher of a number of European Zen Centers. She teaches extensively in Europe, Korea and in the United States.  

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

Community Cooks Sunday - May 31st 

We will be cooking and delivering a meal to a woman's shelter in the Cambridge area  If you'd like to be a part of this, please email D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 or D6F636E2C69616D6760416A65656D65656C6 for more info.   

Save the Date:   There will be a memorial service for sangha member Rick Davenport on June 13th in the afternoon at Cambridge Zen Center.  

We will update you as soon as we can. 

One day retreat on Sunday, June 14th

from 9:00am - 3:30pm

led by Visiting Teacher Zen Master Bon Shim, Aleksandra Porter

 You can register for retreat at    Registration ends Thursday, June 11th at noon.

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, and Sunday 8am.   You can register at 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. 

Open Meadow Zen in Lexington

One day retreat on May 31st

The Open Meadow Zen Group was founded by Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton). We meet every Monday and Wednesday nights (7:30 pm), Monday morning (6:30 am), and Friday morning (6:30 am) for regular meditation practice which includes sitting, walking meditation, chanting, and a short Dharma reading. Practice takes place in the tranquil Dharma room, with expansive views of town conservation land. The property is located at 212 Marrett Rd (Rt 2A), Lexington, Massachusetts. Regular Kong-An (Koan) interviews with Zen Master Bon Haeng are conducted as part of the evening practice. All practitioners are welcome; please call 617-512-2518, email D6F636E2F6F686169704E656A777F6461656D6E65607F6 or visit

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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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