The Kwan Um School of Zen Korean Buddhist Chogye Order
Cape Cod Zen Center
March 2014 Newsletter
Meditation Practice - Unitarian
Church of Barnstable, Route 6A, Barnstable Village (downstairs - last room on
the left, at the end of the hall). Tuesday
mornings 8:00-9:30 a.m. Chanting,
sitting and walking meditation, discussions; newcomers especially welcome!
Meditation Practice - CCZC,
169 North Main Street, South Yarmouth
Sunday mornings 6:00 – 8:00
a.m. - Bowing,
chanting and two periods of sitting meditation
Monday evenings 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
and regular chanting, one period of sitting meditation
mornings 6:00 – 8:00 a.m. -
Bowing, chanting and two periods of sitting meditation
6:30 - 8:15 p.m. – Special
chanting, 2 periods of sitting/walking meditation; anyone is welcome at any
practice, but Fridays are especially for guests and newcomers, with interviews
every Friday except for the last Friday of the month. NOTE –
this month, 3/28, there will NOT be a
Dharma Talk at CCZC; instead, everyone is encouraged to go to the Dharma Talk
with Barry Briggs JDPSN, at 7 p.m. on 3/28, at Plymouth Zen Group, 26 North
Street in downtown Plymouth, MA.
– For Meditation Instruction at Cape Cod
169 North Main Street
in South Yarmouth, please set up an
appointment by phoning Tim (508-776-4741).
Please contact Head
Teacher Tim if Formal Practice times do not fit with your schedule.
Events – 1) Friday 3/28 7
p.m. Barry Briggs PSN at Plymouth Zen Group; 2) Saturday 3/29 9:15-3:30 One Day
Retreat at CCZC in South Yarmouth with Barry Briggs JDPSN; further information
will be sent out.
available on CCZC web site www.capecodzen.com)
Events – to
Plymouth Zen Group (PZG)
The Plymouth Zen
(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,
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 March Events – 1)
PZG will have Consulting Interviews,
with Senior Dharma Teacher
Craig Richards, during practice on Wednesday evening (7-8:30
p.m.), March 12th; 2) Friday
3/28 7 p.m. Barry Briggs PSN Talk at Plymouth Zen Group.
School - The Kwan Um School of Zen web site is www.kwanumzen.org
wonderful month at Cape Cod Zen Center. Bodhisattva Action Thanks - big thanks
to many for Bodhisattva action: being HDT or Moktak Master, doing morning or
Evening Bell Chants, giving talks and answering questions, sitting Kyol Che
and/or Heart Kyol Che, bringing altar flowers, etc. We are looking forward to
our 3/29 CCZC
Retreat with Barry Briggs JDPSN. There will
be a Precepts Ceremony, in Rhode Island, in early April; 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, Zen Master Bon Yeon. Please come practice
or sit Retreat with us
when you can.
Yours in the Dharma, Jim
Teacher’s Teaching: Bodhisattva
Vow by Zen Master Soeng Hyang
In order to
have a great vow to
attain enlightenment and save all people from suffering, one has to understand
suffering. Sometimes more suffering is
necessary, that is sad but true. Once
suffering has reached a saturation point, most humans urgently want to find a
way out of this suffering. The
“Bodhisattva Vow” appears when suffering and love become one. This
“Bodhisattva Vow” allows wisdom,
compassion and generosity to deepen their roots into the ground of patience,
endurance and urgency.
CCZC Guiding Teacher: Zen Master
Bon Yeon (Jane Dobisz)
CCZC Abbot: Bodhisattva Teacher
James Calvin •
CCZC Do Gam/Head Dharma Teacher: Senior Dharma Teacher Timothy
PZG Abbot: Senior Dharma
Teacher Craig Richards PZG 781-733-9361 PZG Vice Abbot:
Marlboro College (VT) Sitting
Group – DTIT Jonathan Earle
Cape Cod Zen Center
169 North Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664 • 508-760-1814
firstname.lastname@example.org • http://www.capecodzen.com
Don't want anything.
Don't make anything.
Don't hold anything.
Don't attach to
-Seung Sahn Zen Master
If you wish to thoroughly understand
All the Buddhas of past, present and future,
Then you should view the nature of the whole universe
As being created by the mind alone.
--Gautama Buddha, Avatamsaka Sutra