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
CCZC Dharma Room
Please see our latest CCZC Newsletter, below.
The Kwan Um School of Zen Korean Buddhist Chogye Order
Cape Cod Zen Center
October 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 (October – 10/28) - a 7 p.m. Dharma Talk at CCZC.
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.
October CCZC Events – 1) Mon, 10/3 – 6:30 p.m. CCZC Board of Directors meeting (anyone may attend; only Board members can vote); 2) Sat, 10/8 – 9-4 – One Day Retreat with Barry Briggs JDPSN at CCZC.
And – for DTITs, anyone eligible for DTIT, and Dharma Teachers - Sat, 10/1 - 9-12 – DT/DTIT Workshop at CCZC with our Guiding Teacher, Barry Briggs JDPSN.
Future CCZC Events – A One Day Retreat at CCZC with Terry Cronin JDPSN, on Saturday, December 10th.
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 October Events – 1) PZG Abbot Craig will be answering questions following a Dharma Talk, on October 5th; 2) PZG will have Consulting Interviews with Senior Dharma Teacher Craig Richards, during practice on Wednesday evening, October 12th.
Our School - The Kwan Um School of Zen web site is www.kwanumzen.org
Abbot' s Corner: September was a wonderful at Cape Cod Zen Center. Bodhisattva Action Thanks – to Zen Master Bon Haeng for coming and doing kong an interviews; 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: I Have No Time To Practice by Zen Master Su Bong
A student once asked Su Bong Zen Master at a dharma talk: his friend wanted to come to the Zen center to practice but he had no time, because he had a family, he had a job, he did volunteer work and he had to attend the functions of his company. What could he do?
Su Bong Zen Master said: “A Zen-style answer means put it all down, that’s all. I am this, this, this. I want this, this, this… but I cannot this, this, this … what shall I do? That’s not necessary. Put it all down and what? Just do it. Without checking: ‘Should I be doing this or this? Which one is more important?’ Then, when you are doing something and just do it, you would have time for everything. I do my job but should I be doing something else? So your job takes twice as long."
"You all understand by your experience, without me telling you, how much time you waste wondering should I be doing this or that. But if you just do it, it would all be finished. There would be no extra baggage. That name is meticulous, meticulous and complete. So I said put it all down, that means your checking mind."
"Many of our teachers don’t have time. They are laymen just like you. They have very important positions and they have families and they must work very hard to make everything come together. But they only try and they got it. So this try mind is necessary. You cannot get anything with excuse mind.”
Emptiness, which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness, is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities. D. T. Suzuki Roshi
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
"Dear ones, all things pass away. Walk with reverence." The Buddha's last words
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
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.
Cape Cod Zen Center
Abbot Jim, Vice Abbot Tim
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.