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Buddha’s Birthday Celebration

Posted on Mar 28 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

We hope to see you at the Providence Zen Center’s Buddha’s Birthday Celebration! Below is a detailed schedule of ceremonies and events for the weekend. If you plan on staying over night at Providence Zen center, please click here to register.

Volunteers Needed! Please email director@kwanumzen.org if you can help before or during the weekend.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30
5:00 pm            Dinner
6:00 pm            Chanting
7:15 pm            Kyol Che closing ceremony
7:45 pm            Hae Jae party

SATURDAY, MARCH 31
5:00 am            Morning Practice
7:00 am            Trustees’ breakfast meeting & Sangha breakfast
9:00 am            Sangha coffee hour with the teachers
10:00 am          Buddha’s Birthday ceremony
12:00 noon        Lunch
12:30 pm          Gift and book sales
1:30 pm            Workshops
3:00 pm            Exercise Sessions, Games
3:00 pm            Gift and book sales
5:00 pm            Dinner
6:00 pm            Chanting
7:30 pm            Evening Program

SUNDAY, APRIL 1
5:00 am            Morning Practice
7:00 am            Trustees’ breakfast meeting & Sangha breakfast
8:00 am            Selfless service
9:00 am            Dharma teacher in training welcoming ceremony
Five preceptees meeting
9:30 am            Gift and book sales
10:30 am          Precepts ceremony
11:30 am          Lunch
12:00 pm          Gift and book sales

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Foundations of Zen Workshop

Posted on Feb 29 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

Please Join Us Sunday April 22 9AM-1PM For a Foundations of Zen Workshop brought to you by Providence Zen Center.

Prices: non members $65, members $45, Dharma teachers and Dharma teachers in training $35

To register for your workshop online – fill out the retreat registration form.

9:00 am - Welcome

9:15 am - Introduction to Zen & Korean Zen Tradition

9:50 am  - Meditation Instruction

10:20 am - Break

10:30 am - Sitting and Walking Meditation (10/10/10)

11:00 am - Chanting (Heart Sutra in English)

11:15 am - Kong-Ans & Questions and Answers w/José Ramírez JDPSN

12:00 pm - Informal Lunch followed by light work period

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Mid-Kyol Che Ceremony

Posted on Feb 06 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

Friday February 10 – there will be a Mid-Kyol Che Ceremony in the main Dharma room of the Zen Center. Chanting begins at 6:30 and the ceremony will start at 7:30PM. Please come and show your support.

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Public Dinner & Kyol Che Opening Ceremony

Posted on Jan 05 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

Friday January 6 - 5:30PM - Public vegetarian dinner in celebration of Winter Kyol Che. At 6:30PM there is special chanting in the main Dharma Room followed by regular chanting at 7:00PM. At 7:30PM we will have the opening ceremony for Winter Kyol Che.

Kyol Che begins the following morning Saturday, January 7 and runs through Friday, March 30, 2012. To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form.

  • Jan. 7 – 14: Zen Master Soeng Hyang
  • Jan. 14 – Feb. 5: Zen Master Bon Shim
  • Feb. 5 – 18: Tim Lerch, JDPSN
  • Feb. 18 – Feb. 25: Zen Master Soeng Hyang
  • Feb. 25 – March 4: Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN
  • March 4 – 10: Zen Master Bon Haeng
  • March 10 – 17: Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN
  • March 17 – 24: Zen Master Bon Haeng
  • March 24 – 30: Zen Master Soeng Hyang
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49 Day Memorial Ceremony for Myo Ji Sunim, JDPS

Posted on Dec 15 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

Sunday December 18 - 12:00 – 1:00PM - 49 Day Memorial Ceremony for Myo Ji Sunim, JDPS, with a light lunch afterward. Myo Ji Sunim had been a student of Zen Master Seung Sahn since 1976. A longtime resident of Canada, she was ordained a nun in 1990, then trained at Seoul International Zen Center. Since 1995, she was the abbot of New York Chogye Sa temple. May her teaching continue to help all beings.

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7 Day Yong Maeng Jong Jin With Zen Master Soeng Hyang

Posted on Nov 09 , 2011 in Blog & Upcoming Events

7 Day Yong Maeng Jong Jin Retreat December 5 – 11 with Zen Master Soeng Hyang

Download and print the PDF here: Zen Master Soeng Hyang December YMJJ

Yong Maeng Jong Jin retreats are two, three or seven days long and are held in silence. The schedule each day consists of ten hours of Zen practice (bowing, chanting, sitting and walking), work and rest periods, and vegetarian meals eaten in traditional temple style. Includes talks and kong-an teaching interviews with a zen teacher. Minimum participation is 24 hours. For more detailed information, read the Yong Maeng Jong Jin Orientation Guide (pdf format). Prior meditation experience or attendance at a meditation instruction class is recommended.

Prices per day: non members $65, members $45, Dharma teachers and Dharma teachers in training $35

Dharma Teachers please bring your own bowl set.

To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form.

 

 

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Chinese Calligraphy Class

Posted on Oct 05 , 2011 in Blog & Upcoming Events

Chinese Calligraphy Class

Sunday August 26, 12-1PM – Our kitchen master Chong Yew, has been teaching a series of calligraphy classes here at the Zen Center. Below are some examples of his work which are available to purchase through the Pagoda Gift Shop.

What is Chinese Calligraphy?

Chinese Calligraphy is one of the oldest Oriental arts. Calligraphy is not only a practical technique for writing Chinese characters, but is also a unique way to develop spiritual values, clarity, discipline, strength and flexibility. It is a very good way to reflect ourselves in that very moment, just like Zen meditation. We will begin a series of six Chinese Calligraphy classes which will be offered every other Sunday after the scheduled long sitting or Dharma talk. The one hour long classes will be a suggested donation of $10 -$15 each. Paper, brush, old rag, newspaper, saucer plate, and ink can be provided for an additional $15 but feel free to bring your own. For more information and to register please email director@providencezen.org or call 401-658-1464.

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Dharma Talk at Brown

Posted on Sep 15 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

Tuesday September 20 – 7:30PM: Zen Master Bon Haeng will be giving a Dharma Talk at Brown University’s Manning Chapel.

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Yong Maeng Jong Jin

Posted on Sep 08 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

Zen Monks MeditatingYong Maeng Jong Jin retreats are two, three or seven days long and are held in silence. The schedule each day consists of ten hours of Zen practice (bowing, chanting, sitting and walking), work and rest periods, and vegetarian meals eaten in traditional temple style. Includes talks and kong-an teaching interviews with a zen teacher. Minimum participation is 24 hours. For more detailed information, read the Yong Maeng Jong Jin Orientation Guide (pdf format). Prior meditation experience or attendance at a meditation instruction class is recommended.

Prices per day: non members $65, members $45, Dharma teachers and Dharma teachers in training $35

Dharma Teachers please bring your own bowl set.

To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form.

 

Saturday September 15 2012 - Two day YMJJ led by Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN – Participants in this YMJJ retreat can enter Saturday Morning 10AM and exit Sunday at 3PM. To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form.

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interfaith memorial service for the 10th anniversary of 9/11

Posted on Sep 03 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

Sunday September 11 – 4:00PM: There will be an interfaith memorial service for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 at the Front Green of Brown University (at the East end of College St.) Since we are one of the organizers of the event, we encourage as many of the our Sangha members to attend as possible and wear their robes and kasas. Planned by the Faith Community of RI, RI State Council of Churches, Brown Univ. Chaplaincy, and representatives of various faiths. Activities earlier and later to be announced.