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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning March 1st, 2015.


Dharma talk this Friday, March 6th at 7:30pm at the Cambridge Zen Center 

 The intro talk will be given by Myungjin Chung.  Myungjin began practicing Zen in 1997 at Hwagye-sa Temple and at Musangsa in Korea and became a Dharma teacher in 2006.  She lived at Cambridge Zen Center while studying for  a masters in oriental medicine from 2001-2005.  From 2006-2012 she lived at New York Chogye International Zen Center until 2012. She offered Acupuncture and herbal medicine through her company named Treasure Moon Healing.  She recently relocated here and became a resident.


Answering questions will be Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN. Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN, has been a student of Zen Master Seung Sahn since 1979 and received inka in July 1994. She has held many positions at our New Haven, Providence and Cambridge Zen Centers, and has done long retreats in the U.S. and Korea. She is a visiting nurse and ran her own organic farm.   She is co-guiding teacher of Providence Zen Center.

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

March 7th-8th YMJJ led by Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN

Retreat registration closes this Thursday, March 5th at noon.

Orientation for retretat new-comers at 8:00 am on Saturday and Sunday.

 Retreat cost:   (50% deposit required for registration which you can do on the retreat page or mailing a check to CZC.) Accomodations and meals are included. 

$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 and Sunday at 8:00 am

Registration by Thursday, Feb. 5th at noon by writing to: D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 or calling 617 576 3229.

Precepts meeting led by Barry Briggs, JDPSN on March 8th at 4:00pm

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 March 29th on Buddha's Birthday 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 on March 8th at 4:00pm. 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.  

Open Meadow Zen in Lexington

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

Kyol Che 3 month retreat every Saturday-until March 27th 2015 at Diamond Hill Monastery at Providence Zen Centerin Cumberland, R.I.

 Minimum participation is one week from Saturday to Saturday morning. 

To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form.

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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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