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Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning April 24th, 2016.

Dharma Talk on Thursday April 28th at 7:30pm 

The intro talk will be given by Hari Pillai.  Hari was a resident of the Cambridge Zen Center from 2012-2015, and he began his practice in Buddhism in 1999, coming from a Hindu background.  He is originally from Mississippi, but spent many formative years in India.  He did his formal studies at Mississippi State University as well as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Currently he is a business consultant at a local software company. He is a fabulous cook!


Answering questions will be Senior Dharma Teacher Jennifer Magrone. Jennifer began practicing at CZC in 1993, and was a resident for 7 years.  She participated as a staff member and was on the Board of Directors for many years.  She lives in Malden with her husband and two young daughters, and works as an investigator of workplace complaints of discrimination or harassment.

YMJJ Retreat with Zen Master Wu Kwang, Richard Shrobe, May 14-15th


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 

Orientation for newcomers is Saturday and Sunday at 8am. You can register here, by writing to D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646, or by calling 617 576-3229. Please register with payment by May 12th at noon payable by PayPal on our online retreat page. Checks received by deadline also ok. Limited work-study available.  Vegetarian meals and accommodation 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

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It's very simple: you can find an application here on our website. There are also applications in our reception room on the top shelf. Please call 617-576-3229 if you’d like more information. Thank you!

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