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Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning April 13th, 2014.

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

The intro talk will be given by Brendan Curran. Brendan is a Dharma teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen.   He recently completed his studies to become a Christian minister.  He previously was a resident at CZC for 8 years and has recently returned to residency. 

 Answering questions is Senior Dharma Teacher Raimondas Lencevicius.  Raimondas is a Senior Dharma Teacher who started practicing Zen in 1990 in Lithuania and led a Zen group there. After moving to the US, he helped to begin a Santa Barbara Zen group. Raimondas has been a member of the Board of Directors of Cambridge Zen Center where he has practiced for many years.   He works as software researcher and developer and lives in Stoneham with his wife Diana.

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


Zen Access 2014 Gala & Fundraiser on June 7th

Please Donate!!

 Once again this year, Cambridge Zen Center will host a lovely evening for our communityand the public. Our 2014 event is on Saturday, June 7th featuring a gourmet vegetarian dinner, auction and live music. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite. Please save the date and alert your friends and family!

Proceeds from our event this year will create handicapped access to CZC visitors for the first time. We have long wanted to do this and now, with your help we can make it a reality.  

Please help as we cannot do this alone!  We will once again have three auctions: on-line, silent and live.   Please donate one or more items of value or unique service for the auction. Some examples:

·   Artwork, gift certificates from your favorite shop, antique furniture, jewelry over $100 in value, membership to gym

·   Private cooking lesson, Spanish dinner with Spanish teacher, nature walk with a guide, guided museum tour, legal advice, architecture service, picture hanging, babysitting, computer training

Let us know what you wish to donate and when we can make arrangements to receive it.  We will need a picture and a description of your donation at If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us by writing D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D6163604E6F69647365716   Your participation is greatly appreciated. Together we can accomplish this worthwhile goal of many years.

Best regards in the Dharma,

Barbara Feldman, Director

Summer Forest and Kyung-Ha Lee CZC Fundraising Committee Members 



Two day YMJJ Retreat led by Zen Master Wu Kwang, Richard Shrobe, on May 3rd and 4th.

Registration closes at noon on Thursday, May 1st


Zen Master Wu Kwang, (Richard Shrobe) is guiding teacher of the Chogye International Zen Center of New York and lives in New York with his family. Before he began practicing Zen he studied intensively with Swami Satchidananda, living with his wife and children for four years at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York. He has a Master's degree in Social Work and did six years of postgraduate study in Gestalt, including training with Laura Perls. He has been director of a drug program, and has served as an instructor in psychiatry and Gestalt therapy. He started practicing with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1975 and was given inka in 1984. He received dharma transmission on August 1, 1993. A former professional musician, his undergraduate training was in music theory, and he also studied with jazz pianist, Barry Harris. Currently he has a private practice in psychotherapy specializing in the Gestalt approach. He has written three books: Open Mouth Already a MistakeDon't Know Mind: The Spirit of Korean Zen, and Elegant Failure: A Guide to Zen Koans, all available from from 

$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: 8:00 am  Arrival by 8:30am for everyone else. Registration by Thursday,April 10th at noon by writing to: 27F6D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 calling 617 576 3229 M-Th, 9am-12pm. Please register in advance. 50% deposit necessary with registration payable by check or PayPal online. Vegetarian meal. See for flier.

Open Meadow Zen

Please join us for a one day retreat on April 27th

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

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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