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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning January 31st, 2016.

Dharma Talk and Book Signing on Thursday, February 4th at 7:30pm with Colin Beavan.

Colin Beavan is a Dharma teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen. Known as "No Impact Man" from his year-long commitment to a net-zero envirnonmental impact life and his book and Sundance-selected documentary film about the experience; Colin has a new book, "How to be Alive" which he will be speaking about tonight. How do you get a happy life that also helps the world?  He draws from the wisdom of the sages, examples of well-lived lives, action steps and how-to-tips.  

YMJJ Retreat led by Carlos Montero, JDPSN

February 13-14th

Carlos Montero JDPSN is the abbot of the South Florida Zen Group which he founded in 2000. He has been a student of the Kwan Um School of Zen since 1997. Montero PSN left his native country of Venezuela to study chemical engineering at Penn State University. After earning his bachelors degree, he pursued a six year career as a professional golfer. He is currently a high school chemistry teacher focused on modern methods of instruction and chemical education research. Montero PSN holds a 1st degree black belt in the art of Nihon Goshin Aikido and is an avid masters swimmer.

Orientation for newcomers is Saturday and Sunday at 8am. You can register at, by writing to D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646, or calling 617 576-3229. Please register with payment by February 11th payable by PayPal on our online retreat page. Checks received by February 11th also ok. Limited work-study available.  Vegetarian meals and accomodation included.

$65 per day for non-members

$45 per day for KUSZ members

$35 per day for Dharma Teachers or DTITs

$35 per day for undergraduates with ID

Digging into the Dharma Mirror: Forms & Practices Workshop

 Presented by Barry Briggs JDPSN, Seon Joon Young and Bo-Mi Choi

Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 1-3 pm

 Please join us for an afternoon workshop with Resident Teacher Barry Briggs, JDPSN. Using the Dharma Mirror as our reference, this workshop will focus on engaging our Kwan Um School forms and practices. Everyone is welcome. Whether you’re a long-time practitioner interested in gaining a deeper understanding of our forms and learning to teach them effectively, or a new community member looking for a comprehensive introduction to Kwan Um School forms, this workshop offers a wonderful opportunity to dig more deeply into the Dharma Mirror!

 Workshop is free; no registration required.


Precepts Meeting Saturday February 27th at 10:30am with Barry Briggs, JDPSN

Taking precepts is a powerful practice and the path of Bodhisattvas. By keeping precepts, not only do we cultivate a strong center, but we also perform the highest service to all sentient beings. The upcoming precepts ceremony will be December 6th, Buddha's Enlightenment Day at PZC. If anyone is interested in taking precepts or would just like to know more about precepts, a meeting will be held at CZC this coming Sunday, November 10th at 11:30am. Everyone is welcome to participate, ask questions, share information or simply come and listen to the discussion. Dharma Teachers and Dharma Teachers in training are encouraged to join.  Applications are due to KUSZ 10 days in advance.   

Kyol Che at Providence Zen Center from now until April 4th

1/23 – Nancy Hedgpeth JDSN 1/30 – Terry Cronin JDPSN 2/6 – Barry Briggs JDPSN 2/13 – Barry Briggs JDPSN (Intensive Week) 2/20 – Carlos Montero JDPSN 2/27 – Zen Master Wu Kwang, (Richard Shrobe) 3/5 –  Zen Master Ji Haeng (Thomas Pastor) 3/12 – Paul Majchrzyk JDPSN 3/19 – Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes) 3/26 – Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes)

KYol Che practice clarifies our direction, resulting in a more harmonious relationship with all aspects of life. The daily schedule, conducted in silence, includes sitting, chanting, walking, and bowing meditations, as well as work practice. Meals are eaten in traditional temple style. Retreat leaders give weekly dharma talks and regular kong-an interviews 

Minimum participation is one week. Entries and exits are Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m., except on April 1. 

For more information, contact Providence Zen Center at 401-658-1464 or write 7627F6E2E656A75636E656469667F627070427F6473656279646.

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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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