Cape Cod Zen Center  

The Kwan Um School of Zen      Korean Buddhist Chogye Order

Cape Cod Zen Center

July 2019 Newsletter


Informal Meditation Practice - Unitarian Church of Barnstable, Route 6A, in Barnstable Village. We meet in the Library, behind the Sanctuary, upstairs. Tuesday mornings 7:45-9:15 a.m. Chanting, sitting and walking meditation, and discussions. Newcomers especially welcome!


Friday Book Discussion – Once a month book discussion. Date, time and place will be discussed at Tuesday Unitarian Church Practice (or check with Ann or Steve).


CCZC Formal Meditation Practice – at CCZC, 169 North Main Street, South Yarmouth

Sunday mornings 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. – chanting, sitting/walking meditation

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

Interviews every Thursday evening except for the last Thursday of the month - a Dharma Talk and Q & A (June – 6/27; July – 7/25).


Meditation Instruction – For Meditation Instruction, please see Senior Dharma Teachers Ann or Mark.


July CCZC Events – CCZC – TBA.

Summer Kyol Che at Providence Zen Center is July 6th to August 2nd; please see


Future CCZC Events – 1) Sat, 8/17 – One Day Retreat at CCZC with our Guiding Teacher, Terry Cronin JDPSN; 2) Sun, 8/18 - DT/DTIT Training with Terry PSN


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:

Plymouth Zen Group July Events – PZG Dharma Talk and PZG Consulting Interviews – please see PZG web site (


Our School - The Kwan Um School of Zen web site is


Not yet a Kwan Um School of Zen Member? We encourage and invite you to join CCZC and the Kwan Um School Zen as one way to keep the Center and its sangha and their practice strong well into the future.    If you print out the form to join, please put “Cape Cod” in Zen Center or Group.   Thanks!!


Abbot' s Corner: Summer is here, and the flowers are blooming. There will be a Precepts Ceremony on the afternoon of August 3rd, at Providence Zen Center; if you are interested in taking Precepts, please see Senior Dharma Teachers Craig, Ann, or Mark. We especially encourage you to sit retreats with our Guiding Teacher, Terry Cronin JDPSN.

Yours in the Dharma, Jim


Teachers’ Teaching - Whole World is a Dream by Zen Master Seung Sahn

You must understand that this whole world is a dream. Then your desire is a dream, your anger is a dream, and your life is also a dream. You must understand dreams; then you will have no desire for yourself and will act only for all people. Then you will have a Bodhisattva dream – only help other people. But understanding is not enough; you must attain the dream. Then you will understand your True Self.


Completely free means freedom from life and death. If life and death are no hindrance to you, then complete freedom is possible. This kind of freedom is not for me, but for all beings. If hungry people come, give them food; thirsty people, give them drink – only help. This is the Bodhisattva Way.                                                               Zen Master Seung Sahn


All Creatures exist for a purpose. Even an ant knows what that purpose is - not with its brain, but somehow it knows. Only human beings have come to a point where they no longer know why they exist.                                             John Fire Lame Deer, Mineconju-Lakota (1903-1975)


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 •


Understanding cannot help you.     Zen Master Seung Sahn