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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning September 28th, 2014.

Dharma talk Thursday, October 2nd 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 Training 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 Jo Potter, JDPSN.  Jo-Alma Potter was born in Arizona 1954 and grew up in a Mexican-American family. She began to practice meditation when she was seventeen years old and traveled to India in early 1980.  She began to study Zen and Buddhism in India. In 1986, she moved to Berlin Germany, living there for 25 years, learned the German language and worked for a financial office. She worked as the Abbot of the Berlin Zen Center from 1995 until 2006 and helped to build and establish the center.  In 2008, she received inka, the official seal of approval to teach from Zen Master Wu Bong.  She has traveled worldwide leading and teaching Zen retreats.

She lives in Vienna now and established the Vienna Zen Center.  She guides the Kwan Um Zen Groups in Vienna, Palma de Mallorca and Mexico City.

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

October 11-12 YMJJ Led by Paul Majchrzyk, JDPSN

  Retreat cost:  (50% deposit required for registration, which you can do on the retreat page or by mailing a check to CZC.)  You can register for either day or both, just let us know.        

$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: Saturday 8:00 am & Sunday 8:00 am

Registration by Thursday, September 25ths at noon by writing to D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646

or calling 617 576-3229.

Open Meadow Zen in Lexington

One-Day retreat this Sunday, October 5th

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

One Day retreat at Providence Zen Center in Cumberland, R.I. this Saturday, October 4th led by Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN

Community Cooks - October 5th

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

Watch the Dharma Talk

 Video of the Week!      

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.

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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