Cape Cod Zen Center  


We hold ceremonies - like Memorial Services (also 49 Day Ceremonies) as called for. Contact us - - for more information.

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

CCZC E-list
If you’d like to get monthly CCZC newsletters, and get notices of CCZC retreats and workshop, sign up to our e-list!
No one sees our e-list except the Abbot and Vice Abbot. You’ll get only about 2 e-mails per month.
To sign up, e-mail your full name and e-mail address to

Please see submenu - from Services, above - for Retreats and Workshops

Retreats and Workshops

We typically have a retreat or a workshop, once per month. These will be announced.

Meditation Schedule

New 2018 Practice Schedule

Informal Meditation Practice – at 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, discussions.

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

Sunday mornings 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. – 108 bows*, Morning Bell Chant, Regular Chanting, sitting and walking meditation.   *We encourage all to do 108 bows; you can do standing bows; or coming 10 minutes late (skip bows) is okay too.

Friday evenings 6:30 - 8:15 p.m. – Special chanting, regular chanting, two periods of sitting/walking meditation. On Friday evenings, there will be interviews every Friday evening, except for the last Friday of the month, during which there will be a 7 p.m. Dharma Talk at CCZC.

Interviews and Dharma Talks

Friday evenings are especially for guests and newcomers, with interviews every Friday evening except for the last Friday of the month – a 7 p.m. Dharma Talk at CCZC.


Cape Cod Zen Center

Abbot Jim doing 49 Day Ceremony