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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning July 26th, 2015.

Dharma talk this Thursday, July30th at 7:30pm at the Cambridge Zen Center 

 The intro talk will be given by Jennifer Ullrich.  Jennifer began meditating in 2008 in New York City.  She has practiced at both the Chogyesa Zen Temple of Manhattan and the Chogye International Zen Center in NYC.  In Korea, Jennifer led meditation programs in Korea for expatriates for the Kwan Um School of Zen.  Jennifer is a Dharma Teacher in Training and our Guestmaster. She is working towards an Masters in Social Work at Boston College, teaching English, and meeting with her Korean adoptee friends.

Answering questions will be Senior Dharma Teacher Ben Gleason. Ben Gleason.  Ben is a Senior Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen.  He and his wife, Cathy moved into their own home after living here for 14 years. During his years here Ben served in many capacities on the staff.  He is Assistant Editor at Shambhala Publications.  He is originally from Dallas, Texas.

 YMJJ Retreat August 8-9th with Steve Cohen, JDPSN 

You can register for retreat at    Registration ends Thursday, August 6th at noon.

Steven Cohen is former Abbot of Chogye International Zen Center in NYC and a founding member of the New Haven Zen Center where he served in numerous roles.   He received inka on April 6, 2002 from Zen Master Seung Sahn. Cohen PSN is a Professor of and Chief of Dermatology at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In February 2006, he was the first dermatologist ever to receive the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Steve and Phyllis Cohen have been married for 40 years; they have two children. Twice National Champion (1966-67) and a member of the US Olympic Team 1968, he was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1991.  Cohen PSN will give a dharma talk before our retreat at CZC at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 7th. Please join us! 

$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 concession for undergraduates with ID

Limited work-study available.  Orientation for newcomers: Saturday 8:00 am, and Sunday 8am.   You can register at or by writing to: D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 or calling 617 576 3229 M-Th, 9am-12pm. Please register with payment in advance, payable by PayPal on our retreat page, online. Checks received by August 6th also ok.  Vegetarian meal included. 

Have you ever wanted to live at the Cambridge Zen Center?

          Now is your chance!  We have a studio apartment available at 200 Auburn Street in August. (training fee is $1150.)  Bedroom, bath and large kitchen.  Maybe now is the time in your life to be part of this communal living experience while strengthening your Zen practice.   Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Cambridge Zen Center is one of the largest urban, residential Zen training centers in the U.S. Zen Master Seung Sahn taught us that the fastest way to change our karma and become compassionate beings is by practicing and living together. The center provides residential training opportunity in an urban environment. Training includes practice & retreats, community work and service, outreach, sangha events, gatherings and much more to provide a supportive and nurturing environment in which to grow spiritually.  Public transportation is readily accessible. 

         If you are interested please contact the Zen Center office at 617-576-3229 for more information or write to D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646

Community Cooks this Sunday, August 2nd at 2pm

We need volunteers to cook a meal for a woman's shelter in the Cambridge area.  If you can help out,  please email D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 or D6F636E2C69616D6760416A65656D65656C6.   

Celebrate Founders Day at Providence Zen Center on August 1st- Rides are availalbe!*
*Please email D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 for rides from CZC by July 30th or sign the ride board while you are here.

We hope to see you on Founder’s Day, August 1 & 2 at the Providence Zen Center!

Will you be staying the night at PZC? If so, make sure to register. We are also having our annual Town Meeting on Sunday, which always proves to give interesting insights into the nuts and bolts of the Kwan Um School of Zen – to newcomers and old-timers alike!

Leave CZC at 8am....returning either at 4pm or later 
9am ………. Coffee w/Teachers
10am ……… Main Ceremony
11:30am …. Lunch
2pm ………. Precepts & DT Meetings
3pm ………. Precepts Ceremony
5pm ………. Dinner
6pm ………. Chanting
7:30pm ….. Evening Entertainment

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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