Abbot Jim, Former 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.

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 -

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.

 Cape Cod Zen Center  

Please see our latest CCZC Newsletter, BELOW.

The Kwan Um School of Zen    Korean Buddhist Chogye Order
Cape Cod Zen Center
July 2017 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

Friday evenings 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. – Chanting, two periods of sitting/walking meditation. Friday evenings; interviews every Friday evening except for the last Friday of the month (June – 6/30; July – 7/28) - 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 e-mailing us at

July CCZC Events – TBA

Future CCZC Events - TBA

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 – 1) PZG Abbot Craig will be answering questions following a Dharma Talk, on Wednesday, July 5th; 2) PZG will have Consulting Interviews with Senior Dharma Teacher Craig Richards, during practice, on Wednesday, July 12th.

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

Abbot' s Corner: Big thanks to Mark SSN – for doing interviews at CCZC. There will be a Precepts Ceremony, on Saturday, 8/5, at Providence Zen Center in RI; please see Jim 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

T-shirts: we have t-shirts available – for a small donation. We have a limited number of CCZC t-shirts; and we have “What Would Tim Do” t-shirts available too. See Jim – at Friday Practice.

Teacher’s Teaching: Abandoning I, My, Me    by Zen Master Ji Haeng
When we quiet the mind and look carefully at our experience, we see that this world is a world of constant change and insecurity. Anything that arises in our life, no matter how hard we try to stabilize it, will pass away. Whatever appears is transitory and thus can never last. Whatever appears is not dependable and there is no refuge, no anchor, no safe haven. Ultimately we must abandon our I, my, me. Whatever we do, the question should arise, is this for me or for all beings? The Buddha once said, “This world is an ocean of suffering. So our job, each one of us, is to be mindful, appreciate this moment, indeed this life, attain a mind which is clear like space, and help save all beings from suffering.”

Everyone has three bodies: a physical body, a karma body and a dharma body. For a true human being, these three bodies are not separate but function as one.
                                                                                               Zen Master Man Gong

CCZC Guiding Teacher: Dharma Master Barry Briggs JDPSN
CCZC Abbot: Bodhisattva Teacher James Calvin
PZG Abbot: Senior Dharma Teacher Craig Richards     PZG 781-733-9361

Cape Cod Zen Center
169 North Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664 •

Everything is made by mind alone.      The Buddha

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:

CCZC Dharma Room