Cape Cod Zen Center
We are happy and honored that you are visiting our web site. As a religious organization, we are always striving to find new ways to get our message out to current and prospective members. This web site allows us to reach people we may never have been able to contact before.
Please use this site to access the information you need about the Cape Cod Zen Center, and the Kwan Um School of Zen - as a resource for broadening your faith. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you might have. Pictured is 1) our Dharma (meditation) Room; 2) our CCZC Guiding Teacher, Dharma Master Barry Briggs JDPSN; and 3) our Vice Abbot and Senior Dharma Teacher Tim, and Abbot and Bodhisattva Teacher Jim.
Please see our latest CCZC Newsletter, below.
The Kwan Um School of Zen Korean Buddhist Chogye Order
Cape Cod Zen Center
August 2016 Newsletter
Informal Meditation Practice - Unitarian Church of Barnstable, Route 6A, in Barnstable Village. We meet in the Library, behind the Sanctuary, upstairs. Tuesday mornings 8:00-9:15 a.m. Chanting, sitting and walking meditation, and discussions. Newcomers especially welcome!
CCZC Formal Meditation Practice - CCZC, 169 North Main Street, South Yarmouth
Sunday mornings 6:00 – 7:30 a.m. - Bowing, chanting and sitting meditation
Monday evenings 6:30 - 8:15 p.m. - Special and regular chanting, one period of sitting meditation
Wednesday mornings 6:00 – 7:30 a.m. - Bowing, chanting and sitting meditation
Friday mornings 6:00 – 7:30 a.m. - Bowing, chanting and sitting meditation
Friday evenings 6:30 - 8:15 p.m. – Special chanting, 2 periods of sitting/walking meditation
Anyone is welcome at any practice, but Friday evenings are especially for guests and newcomers, with interviews every Friday evening except for the last Friday of the month; on the last Friday, a 7 p.m. Dharma Talk at CCZC. IMPORTANT NOTE - the Friday 8/26 Dharma Talk POSTPONED to Monday 9/5.
Meditation Instruction – For Meditation Instruction at Cape Cod Zen Center, 169 North Main Street in South Yarmouth; please set up an appointment by phoning Tim (508-776-4741).
Please contact Head Dharma Teacher Tim if Formal Practice times do not fit with your schedule.
August CCZC Events – TBA
Future CCZC Events – 1) PZG 5th anniversary in Sept.; 2) The CCZC Board of Directors annual meeting will be at CCZC, at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, October 3rd; 3) There will be a One Day Retreat at CCZC with our Guiding Teacher, Barry Briggs JDPSN, on Saturday, October 8th.
The Plymouth Zen Group (PZG)
The Plymouth Zen Group (PZG), under the leadership of Senior Dharma Teacher Craig Richards, PZG Abbot, meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. at 26 North Street, in downtown Plymouth, MA. PZG already has a large, active group; come to Plymouth and sit with us! The Plymouth Zen Group web site is: http://plymouthzen.com
Plymouth Zen Group August Events – 1) PZG Abbot Craig will be answering questions following a Dharma Talk, on August 3rd; 2) PZG will have Consulting Interviews with Senior Dharma Teacher Craig Richards, during practice on Wednesday evening, August 10th.
Our School - The Kwan Um School of Zen web site is www.kwanumzen.org
Abbot' s Corner: July was wonderful at Cape Cod Zen Center. Bodhisattva Action Thanks – to Our Guiding teacher, Barry Briggs JDPSN, for answering questions at Plymouth Zen Group; and for being HDT or Moktak Master, doing Bell Chants, giving talks and answering questions, updating web site or Facebook. There will be a Precepts Ceremony at PZC in RI, on December 3rd; please see Jim or Timothy if you wish information about, or are interested in taking, Precepts. We especially encourage you to sit retreats with our Guiding Teacher, Barry Briggs JDPSN.
Yours in the Dharma, Jim
Teacher’s Teaching: Clear View by Jason Quinn, JDPSN
The Buddha saw a star and attained enlightenment. What kind of Buddhism was that?
If we have some idea of what we are or who we are, it is usually connected with some view of the world. It may be a religious view, political view, a man or woman view, a black or white view, even a Zen view. All of these views have their place, but if we are attached to any view, then we can no longer see the truth. This is ignorance. We ignore the truth by seeing the world through our own attached view. And many times we think our view is correct. This attachment results in fear and anger which causes many human beings to respond to the world that results in much suffering.
If we are sincere and diligent in our practice, the way of ignorance, anger and greed, can turn into wisdom, love and compassion. If we can return to our true self and perceive the truth of this world, without attaching to any view, then it is possible to help ourselves and all those around us.
"To study the Buddha Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of enlightenment remains, and this no-trace continues endlessly." Master Dogen
CCZC Guiding Teacher: Dharma Master Barry Briggs JDPSN
CCZC Abbot: Bodhisattva Teacher James Calvin • 508-362-2410
CCZC Do Gam/Head Dharma Teacher: Senior Dharma Teacher Timothy Woollard • 508-776-4741
PZG Abbot: Senior Dharma Teacher Craig Richards PZG 781-733-9361
Cape Cod Zen Center
169 North Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
email@example.com • http://capecodzen.com
By your own efforts.
Waken yourself, watch yourself.
And live joyfully.
You are the master.
Welcome to our Cape Cod Zen Center web site!
The photo below shows our Cape Cod Zen Center Dharma Room (meditation room)! On this home page we'll introduce ourselves and highlight our schedule and important events. For Meditation Instruction, please see the Meditation Instruction page (in the tabs, above); thanks! For Membership, please see CCZC Membership page. Cape Cod Zen Center is a Zen center of the Kwan Um School of Zen - www.kwanumzen.org
Plymouth Zen Group meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. at 26 North Street, in downtown Plymouth, MA. PZG already has a large, active group; come to Plymouth and sit with us! The Plymouth Zen Group web site is: http://plymouthzen.com
CCZC Dharma Room
There are be 7 p.m. Interviews at CCZC, 169 North Main Street in South Yarmouth, on Friday evenings. LAST Friday of the month, usually - Dharma Talk.
Abbot Jim, Vice Abbot Tim