The Kwan Um School of Zen    Korean Buddhist Chogye Order
Cape Cod Zen Center
August 2018 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 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. – chanting, sitting/walking meditation

Tuesday evenings 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. – Chanting, two periods of sitting/walking meditation.

Friday evenings 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. – Chanting, two periods of sitting/walking meditation. Interviews every Friday evening except for the last Friday of the month - a 6:30 p.m. Buddhist film (August – 8/31).

 
IMPORTANT NOTE – There will be NO Friday evening practice on Friday, August 17th; driveway work being done.

 
Meditation Instruction – For Meditation Instruction at Cape Cod Zen Center: please set up an appointment by e-mailing us at capecodzencenter@yahoo.com

 
August CCZC Events – Friday, 8/31 at 6:30 p.m. – Buddhist film and discussion,

Future CCZC Events – 1) Saturday, September 22nd – One Day Retreat at CCZC with our Guiding Teacher, Terry Cronin JDPSN; 2) Monday, October 1st at 6:30 p.m. at CCZC – the annual CCZC Board of Directors meeting.

 
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 – PZG Dharma Talk and PZG Consulting Interviews – to be announced; see PZG web site (http://plymouthzen.com).


Our School - The Kwan Um School of Zen web site is www.kwanumzen.org

 
Abbot' s Corner: This summer, we are enjoying our CCZC “last Friday of the month” films. We will have another Buddhist film (with discussion), on 8/31. There will be a Precepts ceremony on Saturday, August 4th – at Providence Zen Center; please see Jim or Craig if you wish information about, or are interested in taking, Precepts. We especially encourage you to sit retreats with our Guiding Teacher, Terry PSN. Come to CCZC practice, and see/use our new comfy chairs!       Yours in the Dharma, Jim

 
Teacher’s Teaching:  Don't Know Compass from the Compass of Zen by Zen Master Seung Sahn

If you keep a “don't know” mind one hundred percent, then your demons cannot find you. Suffering cannot find you. Karma, problems, life, death, coming and going, good and bad; nothing can touch you when you only keep a “don't know” mind. This “don’t know” mind is your most important treasure; it can do anything. It is not dependent on God or Buddha, Hinayana, Mahayana or Zen. It is not dependent on life or death. If you want to get out of the ocean of suffering, only one kind of compass is necessary: your “don’t know” compass. It is always inside you. When you use this, then you can find that your correct direction always appears clearly in front of you, moment to moment.

 
"It’s only 'I' that has a problem."     Zen Master Bon Soeng

 

CCZC Guiding Teacher: Dharma Master Terry Cronin JDPSN
CCZC Abbot: Bodhisattva Teacher Jim Calvin
CCZC Vice Abbot: Senior Dharma Teacher Ann Miller
PZG Abbot: Senior Dharma Teacher Craig Richards     PZG 781-733-9361

Cape Cod Zen Center
169 North Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
capecodzencenter@yahoo.com • http://capecodzen.com
 

If you use your mind to study reality, you won’t understand either your mind or reality.
If you study reality without using your mind, you’ll understand both.
Those who don’t understand, don’t understand understanding.
And those who understand, understand not understanding.
Bodhidharma

There are be 7 p.m. Interviews at CCZC, 169 North Main Street in South Yarmouth, on Friday evenings. LAST Friday of the month - Dharma Talk.

CCZC Vice Abbot Ann

          CCZC Abbot Jim


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 Abbot, Bodhisattva Teacher Jim; and 3) our Vice Abbot Ann.


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

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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



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