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Weekly Announcements
Hello Sangha Members,

Cambridge Zen Center announcements for the week beginning March 29th, 2015.


Dharma talk this Thursday, April 2nd at 7:30pm at the Cambridge Zen Center 

 The intro talk will be given by John O’Regan.  John holds five precepts in the Kwan Um School of Zen and was a resident of CZC for 10 years. A few years ago he moved to a nearby residence.  Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, John came here to study the trade of book-binding in 1995.

Answering questions will be Senior Dharma Teacher Lorianne DiSabato.  Lori has been practicing with the Kwan Um School of Zen since 1992.  She is a former resident and was Head Dharma Teacher when she lived here in the mid-1990s.  She  holds a PhD in English Literature from Northeastern University and teaches first-year writing at Framingham State University and Curry College.   She is married and lives in Newton with her husband and a menagerie of pets. 


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

YMJJ on April 18-19th led by Visiting Teacher Zen Master Bon Shim, Aleksandra Porter


You can register for either day or both days. 

Retreat cost:

$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, Sunday 8am. Registration by Thursday, April 16th at noon by writing to: 27F6D6F636E2E656A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646 calling 617 576 3229 M-Th, 9am-12pm. Please register in advance. $25 deposit necessary with registration payable by check or PayPal online. Vegetarian meals and accommodations are included. 



Community Cooks this Sunday - April 5th

We will be cooking and delivering a meal to a woman's shelter in the Cambridge area this Sunday.  If you'd like to be a part of this, please email D6F636E256A7567646962726D616360427F6473656279646.   The cooking will start around 12 noon. Please write for more info. 

Trust Your Love: A Meditator's Response to the World Crises with Colin Beavan
Tuesday, April 14  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House, Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA 02138

Colin Beavan PhD, a Dharma teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen, is among the world’s best known spokespeople on environmental issues, consumerism and quality of life. No Impact Man, Colin’s most recent book, is required reading at over 100 American colleges and has been translated into 15 languages. His movie, also called No Impact Man, played at Sundance and at theaters and on TV around the world. He has spoken at the hippest companies, from eBay to Ideo, from California to the Czech Republic. Colin has been featured on The Colbert Report, Good Morning America, Nightline and countless other broadcast shows and international news outlets. He is executive director of the No Impact Project. Colin was a featured speaker at Natural Dharma Fellowship’s recent Eco-Dharma Conference.

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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.

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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