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Yong Maeng Jong Jin

Posted on Oct 12 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

Saturday October 27 – 10:00AM: Two day YMJJ led by Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN. Saturday morning entry at 10:00am (orientation for new retreatants at 9:00am until 9:40pm) Saturday evening entry at 6:30PM (orientation for new retreatants at 4pm) until Sunday 3:30pm The retreat ends on Sunday with a circle talk at 3:00 pm. To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form.

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Public Dinner | Meditation Instruction | Dharma Talk

Posted on Oct 02 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

Wednesday October 24 – 5:30PM:  Public vegetarian dinner followed by meditation instruction class at 6:30PM. Also at 6:30PM special chanting begins in the main Dharma Room followed by regular chanting at 7:00PM. There will also be a Dharma Talk this evening with questions answered by José Ramírez JDPSN.

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Public Dinner | Chanting | Kong-an Interviews

Posted on Oct 02 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

Wednesday October 17 – 5:30PM:  Public vegetarian dinner followed by meditation instruction class at 6:30PM. Also at 6:30PM special chanting begins in the main Dharma Room followed by regular chanting at 7:00PM. There will also be two sitting periods which begin at 7:30 with walking meditation in between and kong-an interviews with resident Zen Master Soeng Hyang.

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Public Dinner | Meditation Instruction | Consulting Interviews

Posted on Oct 02 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

Wednesday October 10 - 5:30PM: Public vegetarian dinner followed by meditation instruction class at 6:30PM. Also at 6:30PM special chanting begins in the main Dharma Room followed by regular chanting at 7:00PM. There will also be two sitting periods which begin at 7:30 with walking meditation in between and consulting interviews.

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Meditation Instruction class | Kong-an Interviews

Posted on Sep 30 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

Wednesday October 3 - 5:30PM: Public vegetarian dinner followed by meditation instruction class at 6:30PM. Also at 6:30PM special chanting begins in the main Dharma Room followed by regular chanting at 7:00PM. There will also be kong-an interviews with José Ramírez, JDPSN this evening with two sitting periods which begin at 7:30 with walking meditation in between.

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Bonfire

Posted on Sep 21 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

Friday September 28 – 6:30PM: Come join us for an early autumn bonfire. Feel free to bring any snacks, drinks, or musical instruments you’d like to share! NOTE: Weather permitting, if its raining, we will be inside watching a movie.

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Dharma Talk w/ Zen Master Soeng Hyang

Posted on Sep 21 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

Wednesday September 26 - 5:30PM: Public vegetarian dinner followed by meditation instruction class at 6:30PM. Also at 6:30PM special chanting begins in the main Dharma Room followed by regular chanting at 7:00PM. There will also be a Dhamra talk with resident Zen Master Soeng Hyang this evening with time for questions after.

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Sangha Work Day

Posted on Aug 28 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

Sunday September 23 – 9:00AM – 12:00PM: Sangha work day with lunch provided. Come join the PZC staff and residents and volunteer a few hours around the Zen Center. We’ll be working inside and outside so please dress accordingly. A hearty home cooked vegetarian lunch will be provided afterwards. Come help us get things ready for the New England Autumn!

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Christian-Buddhist Retreat

Posted on Aug 16 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

Sitting Buddha Statue

The next Christian/Buddhist Retreat is scheduled for September 29, 2012 9:00AM-4:00PM

Christians and Buddhists can use very similar techniques of contemplative prayer and meditation to help make their spiritual teachings a living part of their daily existence. These retreats emphasize sitting and walking meditation, and include talks and discussion. Each retreat runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm and includes a vegetarian lunch. Beginners are welcome. No prior experience necessary.

The next Christian/Buddhist Retreat is scheduled for September 29, 2012 9:00AM-4:00PM

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

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

Kevin Jiun Hunt, OCSO, Sensei was certified as teacher of zen in 2005 by Roshi Robert Jinsen Kennedy, student of Bernard Tetsugen Glassman and Maezumi Roshi (White Plum Sangha)Fr. Kevin Hunt, O.C.S.O., has been a Trappist Monk at Spencer Abbey for over fifty years. In 2004, after thirty years of Zen meditation and training, he was installed as a Zen sensei (teacher), making him the first North American Trappist to be both Catholic monk and authorized Zen instructor.

José Ramírez, JDPSN is the Guiding Teacher of the Delaware Valley Zen Center, which he helped found in the Spring of 1999. He has been practicing in the Kwan Um School of Zen since 1994, and received Inka in April 2009. He has a degree in mathematics from the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, and a Masters and Ph.D in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his role as an industrial statistician he works closely with engineers and scientists to help them make sense of data. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife and daughter.

 

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Founder’s Day Weekend

Posted on Jul 20 , 2012 in Upcoming Events

Saturday July 28 – Sunday July 29: Please join us Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, for the Kwan Um School of Zen Founder’s Day celebration, held at Providence Zen Center. We do hope to see you here! If you’ll be staying overnight and/or need transportation, please register online. http://tinyurl.com/742gbk2

Saturday, July 28

  • 5:00 am bows, chanting, one sitting period
  • 7:00 am sangha breakfast
  • 9:00 am sangha coffee hour with the teachers
  • 10:00 am Dharma School
  • 10:00 am Founder’s Day ceremony
  • 12:00 pm lunch
  • 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Pagoda Gift Shop open
  • 1:00 pm robes distributed to new five preceptees and dharma teachers
  • 1:30 pm dharma teacher in training welcoming ceremony
  • 1:30 pm five preceptees meeting
  • 3:00 pm precepts ceremony
  • 4:00 pm games & fun
  • 5:00 pm dinner
  • 6:00 pm chanting to 7:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm ice cream social

Sunday, July 29

  • 5:00 am bows, chanting, one sitting period
  • 7:00 am sangha breakfast
  • 10:00 am KUSZ sangha town meeting
  • 11:30 am lunch
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Pagoda Gift Shop open